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Vulval cancer: why regular health checks are vital

Menopause and women’s health nurse Victoria Howell explains why vulval skin checks should be routine in general practice

Menopause and women’s health nurse Victoria Howell explains why vulval skin checks should be routine in general practice

  • Many women experience discomfort and pain for years due to lack of knowledge about vulval health
  • Looking for signs and symptoms and checking vulval health should be part of routine primary care
  • Nurses need to be aware of issues to improve care and ensure vulval cancer is picked up early

Lack of knowledge around vulval health conditions can cause many women years of misdiagnosis, discomfort and pain. Lichen sclerosus (LS) and vulval cancer are two vulval conditions that many may never have heard of, including healthcare professionals.

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