An interactive test could help flag up whether you should seek advice from a health professional for one of the most common types of cancer. Skin cancer affects thousands of people in the UK each year. Now, a test available on the NHS Choices website will reveal whether you are at risk from the disease and recommend if you should seek help.
Is it possible for moles to form in and around the vagina? I know I should be concerned that these are a symptom of an STD, but they really do look more like moles than anything else, so I'm not sure what to think. They're small, dark, firm, and kind of scattered around that area.
Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that begins in the cells melanocytes that control the pigment in your skin. This illustration shows melanoma cells extending from the surface of the skin into the deeper skin layers. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells melanocytes that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color.
Thanks for posting your question. I am not a doctor, so I cannot give you medical advice, but I do have herpes and think I can help. There is no way I, or anyone else, can diagnose you online or over the phone.
Back to Health A to Z. The vulva is a woman's external genitals. Most of those affected by vulval cancer are older women over the age of
Skip to Content. Use the menu to see other pages. Changes in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole are often the first warning signs of melanoma.
Vulvar cancer is cancer that starts in the vulva. Vulvar cancer most often affects the labia, the folds of skin outside the vagina. In some cases, vulvar cancer starts on the clitoris or in glands on the sides of the vaginal opening.