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Vulvar Cancer Statistics

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Vulvar cancer statistics are performed to check the number of patients having vulvar cancer. They also check for the number of deaths occurred due to vulvar cancer. The statistics show the different death rates after detection and predicting the stage of the cancer. According to latest statistics by American Cancer Society, 4340 patients will be diagnosed with vulvar cancer and 940 patients will die of this cancer in the United States.

Vulvar cancer being an uncommon cancer is mainly detected in women. The overall percentage of vulvar cancer occurrence is only four percent and less than one percent of all cancer cases. This cancer is mainly detected in women with age greater than fifty. Vulvar cancer is rare in women with age less than 25 to 30 years. The cancer rate increases with the increase in age and is at its peak for women with age greater than seventy to eighty years and above.

According to the recent statistics, the rate of vulvar cancer detection in women having age less than fifty to fifty-five years is about twenty to twenty-five percent. Also more than fifty percent of patients are detected with age greater than sixty-five to seventy years of age. Thus, according to the statistics the rate of vulvar cancer detection is greater after forty to fifty years of age.

The main factors on which the vulvar cancer statistics are calculated are as follows,

  • Cigarette smoking has an relative risk of 2.85 to 2.90
  • More than two sex partners has an relative risk of 2.85 to 2.90
  • Sexual initiation before nineteen years of age has relative risk of 2.40 to 2.45
  • Low economic status has an relative risk of 1.75 to 1.80
  • Residence in rural area have an relative risk of 2.15 to 2.20
  • Vitamin A with low serum levels have relative risk of 1.75 to 1.80
  • Menopause before 45 years of age can led to relative risk of 1.80 to 1.85
  • Endocrine disorder can led to relative risk of 1.95 to 2.00
  • Poor hygienic conditions can let to relative risk of 1.75 to 1.80

The other factors considered for calculating the vulvar cancer statistics are as follows,

  • US Mortality: According to US mortality, the age for death of vulvar cancer patient is between seventy-five to eighty years. Approximately 100 patients out of 100000 and having age less than 20 years die due to vulvar cancer. More statistics are given below,

    • Age Group from 20 to 34: 600 patients die out of 100000 detected patients.
    • Age Group from 35 to 44: 2500 patients die out of 100000 detected patients.
    • Age Group from 45 to 54: 7200 patients die out of 100000 detected patients.
    • Age Group from 55 to 64: 11600 patients die out of 100000 detected patients.
    • Age Group from 64 to 74: 17500 patients die out of 100000 detected patients.
    • Age Group from 75 to 84: 31200 patients die out of 100000 detected patients.
    • Above 85: 29500 patients die out of 100000 detected patients.

    US mortality also calculates the death rate on basis of patient's race and geographical location. Some of the statistics according to race and geographical conditions are given below,

    • All Races: 500 deaths out of 100000 detected patients
    • White: 500 deaths out of 100000 detected patients
    • Black: 300 deaths out of 100000 detected patients
    • American Indian/ Alaska Native: 300 deaths out of 100000 detected patients
    • Asian/ Pacific Islander: 100 deaths out of 100000 detected patients
    • Hispanic: 300 deaths out of 100000 detected patients

  • Sheer Incidence: Sheer incidence is mainly used to calculate the diagnosis rate. According to recent vulvar cancer research, the age for diagnosis is between 65 to 70 years. Thus merely 100 patients are diagnosed out of one hundred thousand patients and having age less than twenty years. Some of the statistics based on diagnosis are given below which are calculated for one hundred thousand patients diagnosed with vulvar cancer,

    • 200 patients are diagnosed having age between twenty to thirty years.
    • 730 patients are diagnosed having age between thirty to forty years.
    • 200 patients are diagnosed having age between twenty to thirty years.
    • 15900 patients are diagnosed having age between forty to fifty years.
    • 18300 patients are diagnosed having age between fifty to sixty years.
    • 17500 patients are diagnosed having age between sixty to seventy years.
    • 24300 patients are diagnosed having age between seventy to eighty years and above.

    Following is the sheer incidence rate on the basis of patient's race and geographical conditions,

    • All Races: 230 patients diagnosed out of every one hundred thousand patients.
    • White: 240 diagnosed
    • Black: 180 diagnosed
    • American Indian/ Alaska Native: 180 diagnosed
    • Asian/ Pacific Islander: 900 diagnosed
    • Hispanic: 170 diagnosed

  • Survival and Stage: The survival rate is calculated by comparing a set of people that do not have vulvar cancer to measure the excess mortality that is associated with a vulvar cancer diagnosis. This is also known as relative diagnosis. The overall relative vulvar cancer survival rate by race was 70 to 75 percent for white women and 65 to 70 percent for black women.

The vulvar cancer statistics give us a brief idea of age groups and other factors about when the disease can be diagnosed. Thus, taking proper precautions and frequent medical checkups may help us curing the disease.

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