Vulva and Vaginal Cancer Pictures
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Female reproductive organs
Early stage vulva cancer
Mid stage vulva cancer
Advanced vulva cancer
Vulva melanoma
Vulva cancer after chemo
Vaginal cancer


FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS

Cancer of the vagina is very rare and accounts for less than 2 percent of all gynecologic (female) cancers in the America. In 2011 there were just over 2,500 new cases and 780 deaths attributed to the disease.

Cancer of the vulva accounts for 4 percent of all gynecologic cancers in American women. This amounts to about 4,000 new cases being diagnosed every year. Although vulva cancer can occur in women in their 30's and 40's, 85 percent of cases are reported in postmenopause women after the age of 50.

The following is a useful guide to the different symptoms for each gynecologic cancer.

Symptoms Cervical Cancer Ovarian Cancer Endometrial Cancer Vaginal Cancer Vulva Cancer
Abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Pelvic pressure or pain   Yes Yes   Yes
Back or abdominal pain   Yes      
Bloating   Yes      
Change in bowel or bladder habits   Yes   Yes  
Itching or burning vulva         Yes
Changes in vulva skin, sores, warts         Yes

EARLY STAGE VULVA CANCER


Squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva:
Note fleshy white wart.

 

 

 

This patient has small sores which do not heal. The majority of vulva cancers (there are different types) are squamous cell carcinomas. Symptoms likely to occur with this type of cancer, include white bumps, vulva itching, skin changes, bleeding and painful urination.


MID-STAGE VULVA CANCER

Stage 2 Vulva Cancer


 

 

 



Vulva cancer which has spread to pelvis

ADVANCED VULVA CANCER

Vulva cancer which has progressed into large tumor.


VULVA MELANOMA

Rare type of vulva cancer - vulva melanoma. This patient has a characteristic black spot on the skin.

 


VULVA CANCER AFTER CHEMO

Woman with vulvar cancer 4 weeks (a) and 6 weeks (b) after chemoradiation. Note significant improvement.


VAGINAL CANCER


Stage 2 Vaginal Cancer.

At first the patient may experience a foul smelling vaginal discharge or itching. As the disease is so rare, it is often misdiagnosed at this stage for common disorders such as yeast infections or vaginitis and is treated with antibiotics. As the tumor grows it starts to press on nearby pelvic organs such as the bladder and rectum, causing a dull ache. Severe pain is usually a sign of an advanced stage. There may also be bleeding.

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