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Surgery

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.

Surgery for VIN

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. 

Surgery for vulval cancer

Surgery is usually the main treatment for vulval cancer. The surgery you need depends on how big the cancer is and how much of your vulva is affected.

Going into hospital

Get tips on what to take into hospital. 

Preparing for surgery

Before your operation you have some tests and meet members of the team who will be treating you.

On the day

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

After surgery

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

Problems after surgery

There is a risk of problems or complications after vulval surgery. Treating them as soon as possible is important.

Last reviewed: 
14 Jun 2019

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