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vulva, which is part of the female reproductive system and includes the vaginal lips, clitoris, and part of the vagina. Symptoms of vulvar cancer may consist of a lump (mass), itching, or unusual bleeding. Though the exact cause of this cancer is unknown, older women and those who have human papillomavirus have a higher chance of developing vulvar cancer. Treatment may include laser therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.Vulvar cancer is the abnormal growth of cells of the
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- National Cancer Institute. General Information about Vulvar Cancer. Vulvar Cancer Treatment (PDQ). 2012; http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/vulvar/Patient. Accessed 7/20/2012.
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