Penile cancer is a type of cancer which occurs in the tissues of the penis. Mostly it occurs in the foreskin of the penis but it can also occur on the shaft of the penis. It is one of the rarest types of cancer which can be treated, especially found early.
The exact cause of penile cancer is unknown, but there are some risk factors that increase the risk of getting penile cancer. Some of them include:
Changes in the foreskin of the penis are the most common symptom of penile cancer. Warning signs of penile cancer include the following:
During the diagnosis the doctor will talk with you about the symptoms and will do a physical exam and may recommend some of the following tests:
The treatment of penile cancer depends on the rate at which the cancer has spread and the area which it is affected. Usually the treatment involves a laser surgery or using chemotherapy cream to remove the affected skin cells.
The treatment options for later-stage penile cancer are:
The physical changes that occurred in the penis after the surgery can be corrected with reconstructive surgery. This surgical method makes use of skin and muscles from other part of the body to recreate a functioning penis.
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