Vulvar cancer is an uncommon type of cancer. It’s a type of cancer that appears in the external genitalia of the woman, which is called the vulva and is composed by the upper and lower lips of the vagina, the clitoris, the opening of the vagina, the pubis and the perineum.
It’s very important for you to look out for these symptoms that could go unnoticed.
Vulvar Cancer Symptoms
At the beginning this cancer is asymptomatic and therefore easy to miss, but go see your doctor if you detect any of these signs:
1. Lump in the Vulva
Since there are a lot of nodes and hair follicles in the vulvar area, a lump will not always be a symptom of this cancer. Even so, if you find a lump, it is better to go to the gynecologist so that you can get rid of any doubt.
2. Itching or Pain in the vVulva
Not every itching in the vulva is a symptom of vulvar cancer. There are many other benign processes that can cause itching. Amongst them: eczema, fungi, psoriasis or vaginal dryness caused by age. The itching that associates with vulvar cancer usually worsens over time despite any treatment.
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