To help diagnose vulval cancer there are a few tests your GP or hospital specialist will want to do. These may include a vulval examination and a biopsy.

Vulval examination and other tests

Your guide to what tests you may have to see if you have vulval cancer and what happens during them.

Vulval biopsy

Your specialist might want you to have a biopsy. This is the best way to find out whether or not you have a vulval condition or cancer. 

MRI scan

Read about what an MRI scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

CT scan

You may have a CT scan to stage for vulval cancer. The stage of cancer tells the doctor how large the cancer is and how far it has spread.


Find out about x-rays including what they are, how you have them and what happens afterwards.

Last reviewed: 
08 Feb 2019
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