Vulver Cancer

Symptoms: 

The symptoms include:

  • A lump or growth in or on the vulvar area
  • A patch of skin that is differently textured or colored than the rest of the vulvar area
  • Persistent itching, pain, soreness, or burning in the vulvar area
  • Painful urination
  • Bleeding or discharge that is not menstrual blood
  • An ulcer that persists for more than one month
  • A change in the appearance of an existing mole (specific to vulvar melanoma)
  • Wart-like growths (similar to genital warts)
Tests to diagnose: 

The tests include:

  • Colposcopy and biopsy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Computerized Tomography (CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • X ray
Treatment: 

There are different types of treatment for patients with vulvar cancer.

Four types of standard treatment are used:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Biologic therapy

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/vulvarcancer/