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How do other illnesses affect vulvar cancer?

Some illnesses affect vulvar cancer by making you more susceptible to getting it. Having a history or a family history of melanoma, a serious skin cancer, raises your risk. Having the HPV virus, which is sexually transmitted, also increases your risk because it is considered a cause of vulvar cancer. If you have HIV, which can weaken your immune system, you are more at risk for getting HPV, and thus more at risk for vulvar cancer.

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