Vaginal & Vulval Cancer
what is vulval cancer?
There are about 1,300 a year in the UK, 450 of these women will die of the disease. These cancers usually present with an itchy or painful skin lesion, wart-like growth or ulcer on the genital skin.
key signs & symptoms
• Itching, burning or soreness of the vulva that persists
• Bleeding or a blood-stained discharge
• Pain in the area of the vulva
• A lump or swelling over the vulva
• A burning sensation on passing urine
• A mole that changes shape or colour
The risk of developing this cancer increases with age. Other risks factors include HPV infection, weakened immune system, genital herpes infection, smoking and some chronic skin infections.
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what is vaginal cancer?
Cancer of the vagina is rare with fewer than 300 women diagnosed each year in the UK, with just over 100 women dying of the disease.
Key signs & symptoms
• A blood-stained vaginal discharge
• Bleeding after sexual intercourse and pain
• Blood in the urine, the need to pass urine frequently and the need to pass urine at night
• Pain in the back passage (rectum) may occur
If you have any unusual vaginal bleeding always see your doctor. For more detailed information, please contact us.