What is VIN in vulvar cancer?

Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia, or VIN, is a precancerous skin condition on the vulva. It occurs when there are changes in the cells of the skin covering the vulva. VIN is not cancer. However, if the changes become more severe, cancer of the vulva may develop after many years.

Is VIN 3 malignant or benign?

VIN 2 and VIN 3 is now called high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). You usually have treatment for high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). This is because there is a risk that the abnormal cells may develop into cancer over time. But the risk is low.

How long does it take for VIN to become cancer?

Vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is a precancerous condition. This means there are changes to certain cells in the vulva that are not cancerous, but could potentially turn into cancer at a later date. This is a gradual process that usually takes well over 10 years.

How often does VIN 3 come back?

Treatment of vulvovaginal IN is associated with high recurrence rates. A systematic review of 3,322 published patients with VIN III showed a recurrence rate of 19% after vulvectomy, 18% after partial vulvectomy, 22% after local excision, and 23% after laser evaporation [6].

Is VIN caused by HPV?

So, although most cases of VIN are associated with HPV, most women who are infected with HPV do not develop VIN. The HPV vaccine provides protection against usual-type VIN. HPV infection by itself may not directly cause VIN. It may be that other factors are needed in addition to HPV to cause VIN.

What does VIN mean in medical terms?

Do I have to tell my partner I have HPV?

Do I need to tell my partner? This is entirely your decision. Most men and women with HPV infection carry the infection without ever being aware of it. HPV infection does not need to be treated and in 95% cases, you would get rid of it through your immunity.

Is vulvar melanoma curable?

Vulvar melanoma starts on the skin of the vulva. A partial vulvectomy (surgery to remove the tumor and a rim of healthy tissue around it), along with lymph node removal is the usual treatment for melanoma on the vulva. In some cases, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or immunotherapy may also be used.