Understanding vulva cancer

Find out more about the vulva and different types of vulval cancer.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • Types of vulval cancer

    Cancer of the vulva is rare. There are different types of vulval cancer. The most common is called squamous cell carcinoma.

  • Symptoms of vulval cancer

    If you have any of the common symptoms of vulval cancer, see your doctor to get them checked out.

  • The vulva and lymphatic system

    The vulva is the area of skin between a woman’s legs. There are lymph nodes in the groin (the area at the top of your legs) which are close to the vulva.

  • Why do cancers come back?

    Sometimes, tiny cancer cells are left behind after cancer treatment. These can divide to form a new tumour.

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