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Prognosis of vulvar cancer

The earlier vulvar cancer is caught, the better chance a person has of surviving five years after being diagnosed. 59.5% are diagnosed at the local stage and the 5-year survival for localized vulvar cancer is 86.1%. The number of vulvar cancer deaths is highest among women aged 85+. Death rates have been rising on average 0.7% each year over 2004-2013. (8)

The two most important factors for survival are tumor size and lymph node metastases. These factors are taken into account for the staging system.

 

 
Five year relative survival for women with vulvar cancer , in percent during the diagnosis period 1974–2013. 

Source: Cancer Registry of Norway

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