Family history of melanoma. Population-based incidence of vulvar and vaginal melanoma in various races and ethnic groups with comparisons to other site-specific melanomas. Malignant melanoma of the vagina: In the series of Miner et al. Discussion Epidemiology and associated risk factors.
Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia VIN.
For this test, your healthcare provider uses a tool called a colposcope. There is no standard screening for vulvar cancer, but women should carry out checkups as their doctor recommends, and be aware of any changes to their body. A personal or family history of melanoma in other parts of the body increases the risk of vulvar cancer. The difference in the incidence rate of occurrence of melanoma across sun-exposed and unexposed sites on the body suggest that the anatomic location of the melanocytes determines the mechanisms by which they interact with UV radiation TNM has been typically used for staging skin cancer lesions Table II 6 ; however, due to its detailed staging system and prognosis prediction, Seifried et al. Twelve months after the initial diagnosis and follow-up at 3-month intervals with clinical examination and CT of chest, abdomen and pelvis there remain no signs of disease recurrence. It may also include women who have had a transplant and are taking medicine to prevent rejection.