Basic Summary for Vulva cancer


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Main name of condition: Vulva cancer
Other names or spellings: vulval cancer


What is Vulva cancer?
  Brief description of Vulva cancer: Cancer of the skin of the vulval area.
  Parent types of Vulva cancer: Genital system cancer, Cancer
  Organs Affected by Vulva cancer: vulva
How many people get Vulva cancer?
  Incidence (annual) of Vulva cancer: 3,800 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  Incidence Rate of Vulva cancer: approx 1 in 71,578 or 0.00% or 3,800 people in USA [about data]
Who gets Vulva cancer?
  Patient Profile for Vulva cancer: Mostly elderly post-menopausal women
  Gender Profile for Vulva cancer: Women only
How serious is Vulva cancer?
  Deaths for Vulva cancer: 850 estimated deaths for vulva cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
What causes Vulva cancer?
  Class of Condition for Vulva cancer: cancer
  Causes of Vulva cancer: see causes of Vulva cancer
What are the symptoms of Vulva cancer?
  Symptoms of Vulva cancer: see symptoms of Vulva cancer
Can anyone else get Vulva cancer?
  Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Vulva cancer: see treatments for Vulva cancer
  Prevention of Vulva cancer: see prevention of Vulva cancer
Society issues for Vulva cancer
  Hospitalization statistics for Vulva cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Vulva cancer:
  • 0.44% (56,351) of hospital episodes were for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultations for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital admissions for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.41% (217,299) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.016% (1,966) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of vulva in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vulva required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vulva were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vulva required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of vulva in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of vulva in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of vulva in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vulva occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vulva occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vulva were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.034% (17,775) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of vulva in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.008% (1,004) of hospital consultant episodes were for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.01% (5,451) of hospital bed days were for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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