Vulvar cancer is a malignant tumor of the vaginal lips. This cancer type is most common in women over the age of 60 but also occurs in patients younger than that. Approximately 200 people are diagnosed with this cancer type in the Netherlands every year.
Find out more about the causes and symptoms, and the most commonly used diagnostic tests and treatment types for vulvar cancer on this page.
Causes and symptoms vulvar cancer
The benign chronic skin disease lichen sclerosus, and the skin condition VIN, caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), can be factors in the development of vulvar cancer.
Symptoms of vulva cancer include:
- blood loss;
- a burning sensation when peeing.
You can usually get rapid diagnostics within five days