Posted September 06, 2018 05:00:57 Vulvar cancer is a type of skin cancer that can spread through the air and is not confined to the genitals, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.
The new findings show that vulvar cancers, which affect about 2.6 million Australians, are the second most common type of cancer and account for more than a third of all cancers worldwide.
Vulvar cancers are more common in females than males.
Professor David Joly from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that while there was no cure for vulvar, the discovery of a cure could help to improve the survival rate of women.
“Our research shows vulvar is a serious cancer that affects women in particular, but men and children also,” he said.
This means vulvar infections are often not detected by doctors.
Dr David Jylens, head of the Australian Department of Health and Human Services, said there was a lot of hope that a cure for the virus could be found.
But he said there were still barriers to success.
He said there had been an increase in vulvar cases in NSW in recent years.
Mr Jylen said while he had heard about a cure, he was not sure if it was practical for most people.
His comments come after a report published in the Australian Medical Association journal said vulvar cells could grow in the lungs of people with lung cancer and that treatment was not necessary.
Lung cancer is Australia’s second most prevalent cancer and accounts for more deaths than any other type of cancers.
Experts said it was not clear whether this finding would translate into a cure or not.
There is also a significant risk of vulvar infection occurring in other parts of the world, including China, India and the Philippines, according to a World Health Organization report.
In 2016, there were more than 500,000 new cases of vulva cancer in the United States.
Most women will develop vulvar lesions in the vulva during pregnancy, the vulvar lesion and infection may spread to the vulvas, vagina, vulva of the mouth, anus and the vulval hood.
Women with vulvar vulvovaginitis may have vulvar soreness, tenderness or swelling in the area and should avoid activities that require contact with the skin.
If you have vulvodynia, it is possible that the vulvus is being infected by another person.