Surgery for vaginal cancer

The operation you have depends on the stage of the cancer, and where it is in your vagina. 

Types of surgery for vaginal cancer

There are different types of surgery for vaginal cancer, find out more. 

Vaginal reconstruction

Vaginal reconstruction means creating a new or artificial vagina. Find out more. 

Preparing for surgery

Before your operation you have some tests and meet members of your treatment team. 

Going into hospital

Get tips on what to take into hospital. 

On the day of surgery

You might have your surgery as a day patient or you may need to stay overnight.

After surgery for vaginal cancer

Your guide to what happens after having surgery for vaginal cancer.

Side effects of surgery

The side effects of surgery depend on the type of operation you have had.

Last reviewed: 
06 Sep 2021
Next review due: 
06 Sep 2024
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