Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Genitals

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What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Genitals?

Squamous cell carcinoma is cancer that develops in the epithelial or "skin" lining of the vagina, vulva, cervix and penis. Squamous cell carcinoma of the genitals is usually associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The majority of vagina, vulva, cervical and penile cancer are squamous cell carcinoma.

Symptoms of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Genitals

Men may experience the following signs and symptoms of squamous cell carcinoma of the penis:

  • Lesions or warts on the penis
  • Itching
  • Discharge
  • Pain
  • Foul odor

Women may experience:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Growths or tumors on the vagina
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Discharge
  • Pelvic and/or lower back pain.