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Prognosis

If precancerous changes of the vulva and vulvar cancer are detected early, the chances of a cure are excellent. VIN is almost 100% curable. Nearly all patients who have vulvar cancer that hasn't spread to the lymph nodes live at least five years. If vulvar cancer has invaded the lymph nodes, the prognosis depends on the number of lymph nodes involved.

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