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Vulval cancer affects the vulval area of the vagina, this includes the labia, urethra, birth canal, clitoris and lymph nodes in the groin. Cancer of the vulva is rare, with just over 1,300 women in the UK diagnosed with it each year. The most common area of the vulva where cancer develops is the labia, but it can occur in any part of the external female sex organs.

Common types of vulval cancer:

Rare types of vulval cancer:

Symptoms

Symptoms caused by vulval cancer can depend on where in the vulva it is situated and the rate at which it is growing. Some people may have symptoms, whereas others may not experience any.

Here are some common symptoms that may be experienced:

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