Causes and risk factors

Potential causes of vulva cancer

The exact causes of vulval cancer are unknown. But, like other cancers, it isn’t infectious and can’t be passed on to other people. Vulval cancer isn’t caused by an inherited faulty gene and so other members of your family are not likely to develop it.

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    Risk factors of vulval cancer

    There are some risk factors that can increase your chance of getting vulval cancer.

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    Human papilloma virus (HPV)

    Human papilloma virus (or HPV) is a common infection. Some types of HPV can increase the risk of developing cancer.