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Vulvar cancer is a rare malignancy that affects the vulva, the area at the end of and outside the vagina.

Vulvar cancer most often affects the inner edges of the skin folds. Less often it occurs on the clitoris or in the Bartholin glands on either side of the vaginal opening.

Symptoms may include the following, although each woman may experience symptoms differently:

  • Constant itching
  • Changes in the color and the way the vulva looks
  • Bleeding or discharge not related to menstruation
  • Severe burning/itching or pain
  • Skin of the vulva looks white and feels rough

The symptoms of vulvar cancer may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Consult a physician for diagnosis.