Diagram of wide local excision for VIN and vulval cancer
Look at a diagram showing a wide local excision (WLE) for VIN and cancer of the vulva.
This means having the area containing the cancer removed, along with a border of healthy tissue around it. This operation will vary, depending on how big an area of the vulva is affected.
If you have vulval cancer, you may also have lymph nodes removed with this operation.
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