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Vulvar Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms of vulvar cancer vary from woman to woman. They may include:

  • Red, pink or white bump (or bumps) with a rough or scaly surface on the vulva
  • Burning, pain or itching in the genital area
  • Pain when you urinate
  • Bleeding and discharge when you are not having a menstrual period
  • Sore on the vulva that does not heal for a month
  • Change in a mole in the genital area
  • Lump close to the opening to the vagina

These symptoms do not always mean you have vulvar cancer. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.

If you have been diagnosed with vulvar cancer, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • High level of expertise in vulvar cancer
  • Less-invasive vulvar cancer surgery options, including sentinel node biopsy
  • Newest imaging technologies to detect vulvar cancer spread
  • Skilled reconstructive surgeons use advanced surgical techniques
  • Combined therapies for advanced vulvar cancer
  • Range of clinical trials of new vulvar cancer treatments

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