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Michael Thun, Martha S. Linet, James R. Cerhan, Christopher A. Haiman, and David Schottenfeld

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190238667

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190238667.001.0001

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Vulvar and Vaginal Cancers

Vulvar and Vaginal Cancers

(p.947) 49 Vulvar and Vaginal Cancers
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Margaret M. Madeleine

Lisa G. Johnson

Oxford University Press

Vulvar and vaginal cancers are rare and predominantly involve squamous cell carcinomas. Some studies combine these cancers, presumably because of their rarity, anatomic proximity, and shared risk factors. Major risk factors include human papillomavirus (HPV) and cigarette smoking. This chapter explores the similarities and important differences in etiology between these cancer sites. In addition to its focus on invasive cancer, the chapter also discusses high-grade precursor lesions, or in situ disease, that sometimes progress to cancer and must, therefore, be treated.

Keywords:   cancer of the vulva, cancer of the vagina, HPV-related anogenital cancer, lower anogenital tract cancer, smoking, epidemiology

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