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Diagram of wide local excision for VIN and vulval cancer

Women discussing 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. 
 

Diagram showing a wide local excision of the vulva

If you have vulval cancer, you may also have lymph nodes removed with this operation.

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Updated: 26 May 2016