Vulvar cancer

Vulvar cancer

We are working to develop more detailed content about vulvar cancer.

In the meantime, you can use the links on this page and the rest of the information on the site to find information and support.

Vulvar or vulval cancer is a rare cancer (less than 1% of all cancers). It is more common in women over the age of 65.

Vulvar cancer is a type of gynaecological cancer.

Women with vulvar cancer should have their care overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT). See our Canrefer website for a list of gynaecological MDTs in NSW.

Support when you have vulvar cancer

One of the main organisations that provides information and support for people with cancer is the Cancer Council. Their services include:

  • an Information and Support line, 13 11 20, which has specially trained staff available to offer support
  • a range of face-to-face, online and telephone support groups
  • a program called Cancer Connect where you can talk to someone who has experienced cancer
  • an online community for people with cancer and their families and friends.

Counterpart has trained peer support volunteers and staff you can call Monday, Wednesday or Thursdays from 10am-2pm on 1300 781 500. Counterpart is women supporting women with cancer.

You can also talk to the cancer care coordinator or social worker where you are being seen. They can tell you what services and support groups are available locally. Your GP may also be able to provide information about this.


Use our checklists to find helpful tips or questions to ask.

Where to get help

There are people you can talk to for more information or support.

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