Vaginal and Vulvar Cancer Epidemiology in the U.S.

Vaginal Cancer Epidemiology

  • 1,312 new cases were diagnosed in 2014 (rate = 0.7 per 100,000 women).
  • 430 deaths in 2014 (rate = 0.2 per 100,000 women).

Vulvar Cancer Epidemiology

  • 5,133 new cases were diagnosed in 2014 (rate = 2.6 per 100,000 women).
  • 1,085 deaths in 2014 (rate = 0.5 per 100,000 women).

Compared to other cancers, vaginal and vulvar cancers are relatively rare. The most common gynecologic cancer is uterine, followed by ovarian and cervical.

Data Source

U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2014 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2017.