Your treatment depends on where your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health. A team of doctors and other professionals discuss the best treatment and care for you.

Preparing for treatment and life afterwards (prehabilitation)

There are things you can do to help you feel more in control of your physical and mental health when preparing for treatment. In the hospital, preparing for treatment is also called prehabilitation or prehab.

Treatment options

The main treatments used for vulval cancer are surgery, radiotherapy and sometimes chemotherapy.


The type of surgery you need depends on where the cancer is in your vulva.


Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill vulval cancer cells.


When, where and how you have chemotherapy for vulval cancer, and the possible side effects.

Follow up

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for vulval cancer.

Last reviewed: 
14 Jun 2019
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