Vulvar or vaginal melanoma

Vulvar and vaginal melanoma is a rare form of gynaecological cancer affecting the melanin-producing cells under our skin, the melanocytes. Melanomas tend to be pigmented spots on the skin that look unusual, but we can easily miss them on our vulva or vagina.

Understanding and treating vaginal cancer

Vaginal cancer usually occurs in older women, in the top third of the vagina, with HPV the biggest risk factor.