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Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers Statistics

Vaginal and vulvar cancers are very rare. While all women are at risk for these cancers, very few will get them. Together, they account for 6% to 7% of all gynecologic cancers diagnosed in the United States.†

In 2012 (the most recent year numbers are available)—

  • 1,296 women in the United States were diagnosed with vaginal cancer.*†
  • 429 women in the United States died from vaginal cancer.*†
  • 4,851 women in the United States were diagnosed with vulvar cancer.*†
  • 1,034 women in the United States died from vulvar cancer.*†

For more information, read HPV-Associated Vaginal Cancer Statistics and HPV-Associated Vulvar Cancer Statistics.

*Incidence counts cover about 99% of the U.S. population; death counts cover about 100% of the U.S. population. Use caution when comparing incidence and death counts.

†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2012 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2015.

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