Vulvar Cancer Signs and Symptoms

What is Vulvar cancer:
A type of cancer that occurs on the outer surface area of the female genitalia. The vulva is the area of skin that surrounds the urethra and vagina, including the clitoris and labia
Signs and symptoms of vulvar cancer may include:
Itching that doesn’t go away
Pain and tenderness
Bleeding that isn’t from menstruation
Skin changes, such as color changes or thickening
A lump, wart-like bumps or an open sore (ulcer)

When to see a doctor:
Make an appointment with your primary care doctor or gynecologist if you experience any vulvar signs or symptoms that worry you, such as:
Abnormal bleeding
Burning
Itching
Pain

 

Updated: 6/15/2017