Vulvar Cancer Quiz

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People with similar symptoms also use Ubie's symptom checker to find possible causes

  • Bloody vaginal discharge

  • Intermenstrual bleeding

  • Genital ulcers (private parts)

  • Discolored macules or moles on skin/mucus membranes

  • Bleeding after menopause

  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause

  • Genital itch

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Learn more about Vulvar Cancer

Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is vulvar cancer?

Vulvar cancer (occasionally called vulval) is a cancer of the "vulva" -- the outer part of the female genitals. Risk factors include older age, HPV infection, and smoking. The first symptom is usually a non-healing sore on the vulva.

Symptoms of vulvar cancer

  • Bleeding in between menstrual cycles / periods or after menopause

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

  • Itching around the genital area

  • Ulcers over the genitals

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings in the groin

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

  • Pain around the vulva or vagina

  • a white spot

Questions your doctor may ask to check for vulvar cancer

  • Have you experienced vaginal bleeding or discharge outside of your periods or after menopause?

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on your skin? (Including moles)

  • Do you have any vaginal itching?

  • Do you have sores or erosion in your private area?

  • Are your groin lymph nodes swollen and enlarged?

Treatment for vulvar cancer

A gynecologist or gynecologist-oncologist will confirm the diagnosis with a biopsy and will order scans to see if the cancer has spread. A treatment plan will be made based on factors like the extent of the disease and patient's overall condition. The main treatment options are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy or a combination of these therapies.

View the symptoms of Vulvar Cancer

References

  • Morrison J, Baldwin P, Buckley L, Cogswell L, Edey K, Faruqi A, Ganesan R, Hall M, Hillaby K, Reed N, Rolland P, Fotopoulou C. British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS) vulval cancer guidelines: Recommendations for practice. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2020 Sep;252:502-525. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2020.05.054. Epub 2020 Jun 8. PMID: 32620514.

    https://www.ejog.org/article/S0301-2115(20)30338-9/fulltext

  • Maclean AB. Vulval cancer: prevention and screening. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2006 Apr;20(2):379-95. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2005.11.001. PMID: 16543120.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1521693405001537?via%3Dihub

  • Sohaib SA, Moskovic EC. Imaging in vulval cancer. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2003 Aug;17(4):543-56. doi: 10.1016/s1521-6934(03)00040-3. PMID: 12965131.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1521693403000403?via%3Dihub

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Reviewed By:

Robin Schoenthaler, MD

Robin Schoenthaler, MD (Oncology)

Board certified radiation oncologist with over 30 years experience treating cancer patients. Senior physician advisor for expert medical options in adult oncology. Published award-winning essayist on medical and health issues and more.

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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