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Cancers of the Vulva and Vagina

MARGARET M. MADELEINE and JANET R. DALING

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0055
Cancers of the Vulva and Vagina

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Vulvar and vaginal cancers are rare throughout the world. In Africa and Asia the age-adjusted incidence rates of vulvar and vaginal cancer vary from 0.1 to 1.4 per 100,000 women. Higher rates for invasive vulvar cancer were reported in Europe and the Americas. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of vulvar and vaginal cancers. Topics covered include classification, molecular genetic characteristics, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords: vulva; vagina; women; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  7673 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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