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Self-Check for Symptoms of Vulval Cancer with Clare Baumhauer

Clare Baumhauer of Vulval Cancer UK Awareness shares what symptoms to look out for as part of a regular self-check practice*.

Clare was diagnosed with Vulval Cancer in March of 2016 and advocates for better support, resources, and increased research. 

Vulval Cancer, also called 'vulvar cancer', can occur in any part of the female external sex organs.

The vulva is the area of skin that surrounds the urethra and vagina, including the clitoris and labia. Vulval cancer is a rare cancer, with around 1,300 diagnosed each year in the U.K and 6,100 in the U.S. It is more common in older women; however individuals as young as 20 have been diagnosed.

So grab your VieVision Between Legs Mirror and play an active role in your health. By knowing what is typical for you, you can be better prepared to raise concerns to your doctor.

 

Possible symptoms of cancer around the vulva are:
•Itching
•Pain and soreness
•Thickened raised red, white or dark patches on the skin
•Open sore/ulcer or growth
•A mole that changes colour or shape
•A lump
Other symptoms could include:
•Discharge or bleeding not related to your period
•A lump or swelling in groin
•Burning pain when passing urine

 

Clare Says: You don’t have to have all the symptoms. You should check your vulva once a month with a mirror to get to know what’s normal for you.

All vulvas are different. These symptoms can be caused by other conditions such as a infection, but you should see your doctor so they can refer you for tests or to a vulval specialist.

*Self-check at home doesn't not replace your regular visits with your OB-GYN. If you have concerns about your vulval health, please consult your doctor.

 

 
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