What do moles on the outside vagina look?
Posted 4 years ago in Health & Wellness by jimmylou


A mole on your vagina would look like a mole any where else on your body. If you are concerned with a growth, you should have it checked out by a doctor. Moles can be cancerous.

What is Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal cancer is an uncommon disease in which cancer cells grow from the cells of the vaginal lining. The vagina is a tube that connects the vulva (external female genitals) to the cervix (lower end of the uterus). The vagina is also called the ââ?¬Å?birth canal.ââ?¬Â

Cancer occurs when cells in the body (in this case vagina cells) divide without control or order. Normally, cells divide in a regulated manner. If cells keep dividing uncontrollably when new cells are not needed, a mass of tissue, called a growth or tumor, forms. The term cancer refers to malignant tumors, which can invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor does not invade or spread.

There are two forms of vaginal cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma-occurs in the lining of the vagina Adenocarcinoma-occurs in the area of the vagina lined with cells similar to those in the glands of the cervix and uterus A special type of this cancer called clear cell adenocarcinoma occurs in women who were exposed to a drug called diethylstilbestrol (DES) while in their mother's womb. This drug was introduced in the late 1930s and no longer used after 1971, so the incidence of this particular type of adenocarcinoma is expected to decline.

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