Surgery is the main treatment for vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) and for vulval cancer. The type of surgery you need depends on where the VIN or cancer is in your vulva.
Find out about how your doctor decides which surgery you need, the different types and about how to get the support and help you need.
Vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is a skin disease where the cells on the surface of the vulva are abnormal and could change into a cancer. Find out about surgery for VIN.
The surgery you need depends on how big the cancer is and how much of your vulva is affected. Find out about the different types of surgery.
Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.
Find out about what happens before surgery, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.
Find out what happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.
Find out how you’ll feel immediately after your surgery and about getting over surgery.
Find out about physical and psychological side effects you might experience after having surgery for vulval cancer.