Surgery explained

There are different types of surgery for vulva cancer. Your surgeon will talk with you about the most appropriate.

  • Vulva cancer

    What is surgery and what is it used for?

    You may have surgery to treat vulval cancer. The surgery you have will depend on the size and position of the cancer.

  • Vulva cancer

    What happens before the surgery?

    Your surgeon will discuss your surgery and how you can prepare with you – this is a good time to ask any questions you have.

  • General information

    Who might I meet?

    A team of specialists will plan your surgery. This will include a surgeon who specialises in your type of cancer.

  • Vulva cancer

    What happens after surgery?

    You’ll be monitored closely after your operation and a nurse will look after you on the ward.

  • Vulva cancer

    Going home after vulval surgery

    Once you leave hospital there are things you can do to help you recover.

  • Vulva cancer

    Follow-up care after surgery

    You will have follow-up appointments after your surgery to check on your recovery.