As there is no clear-cut cause of vulvar cancer, there are no surefire means of preventing it. However, you can boost your chances of prevention by ameliorating some risk factors often considered contributors to the disease. For instant, having regular gynecological checkups, including Pap tests and pelvic examinations, can reduce a woman’s chances of developing vulvar cancer. In addition, women should regularly check their entire body, including their vulva, for irregular mole growths.
Women should also use precautions when it comes to their sex lives, including using condoms and delaying the onset of sexual activity. Women between the ages of nine and 26 should also consider being vaccinated for HPV. In addition, smoking cessation may also aid in the prevention of vulvar cancer.