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Penile Cancer

Penile Cancer

What is penile cancer?

Penile cancer is cancer of the penis. It is a rare cancer in the UK. It can develop anywhere on the penis but is most common under the foreskin in men who haven’t been circumcised or on the head of the penis (the glans).

Diagnosing penile cancer

Most men are diagnosed after going to see their GP when they notice symptoms and will referred to see a Urologist or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at the hospital. There you may undergo a number of tests and investigations, such as:

  • Blood tests
  • Biopsies

Treatments for penile cancer

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy/Chemotherapy cream
  • Radiotherapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Laser treatment

Below you will find some useful information regarding penile cancer. You can navigate your way around these websites in your own time.

These websites provides a lot of information regarding penile cancer diagnostics, investigations, treatments, side effects, emotional support and further support that’s available.

Cancer Research UK


BAUS (British Association of Urological Surgeons)