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.
In rare cases, vulvar cancer can be passed down from one generation to the next. Genetic counseling may be right for you. Visit our genetic testing page to learn more.