Bartholin gland cancer is a special type of vulvar cancer. Bartholin cancer arises in a Bartholin gland which is located on each side of the vaginal entrance at the junction of the vaginal and neighboring vulvar skin. Bartholin cancer may be either adenocarcinoma and arising from the gland, or squamous carcinoma and arising from the duct at the exit of the gland. This type of cancer is also more common after menopause. The first symptom of this type of problem may be a mass or pain near the vaginal entrance. There could also be bleeding or other persistent discharge.
Bartholin cancer can be surgically removed when found early. Other evaluation for possible spread would be completed during the treatment. More advanced disease would also have treatment options including radiation and chemotherapy.