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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Cancers of the Vulva and Vagina

Cancers of the Vulva and Vagina

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(p.1068) 55 Cancers of the Vulva and Vagina
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Author(s):

MARGARET M. MADELEINE

JANET R. DALING

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0055

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

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