Many women have never heard of vulvar cancer. Here's what a survivor would like you to know

There are many distinctive ribbons people wear to raise awareness about cancer: Pink ribbons, the most well-known, are for breast cancer; blue ribbons are for colon cancer, while orange is for leukemia. There is no specific ribbon, however, for vulvar cancer — a sign, perhaps, of the very private nature of a disease expected to be diagnosed in more than 6,000 women this year.

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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology