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What to ask your doctor about surgery for vulval cancer

Women discussing vulval cancer

Some questions that you might want to ask your doctor

  • Why do I need an operation?
  • Will an operation cure my cancer?
  • Which type of operation should I have and why?
  • What will you remove?
  • How long will the operation take?
  • How long will I be in hospital?
  • What are the risks and benefits of having this operation?
  • Will I have pain after this operation?
  • What other side effects will I have?
  • Will any of the side effects be permanent?
  • What are the possible complications of this surgery?
  • How long will it take me to get better?
  • How can I help myself get over the operation?
  • Do you have any printed information I can take away with me?
  • Who can I contact for support when I am at home?
  • Who should I call if I feel unwell after leaving hospital?
  • Do I need to come back to see the doctor again? How often?
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Updated: 10 February 2016