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It's not clear exactly what causes vulval cancer. It's been linked to things like getting older, smoking and skin conditions affecting the vulva.
Surgery is the main treatment for vulval cancer. Other treatments include radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
It's not possible to completely prevent vulval cancer. But using a condom during sex, attending cervical screening checks and not smoking can help.
Vulval cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the vulva, the outside parts of the female genitals.
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