Cancer of the penis, a rare kind of cancer in the United States, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found on the skin and in the tissues of the penis. Men who are not circumcised at birth may have a higher risk for getting cancer of the penis.
A doctor should be seen if there are any of the following problems: growths or sores on the penis, any unusual liquid coming from the penis (abnormal discharge), or bleeding.
The prognosis (chance of recovery) and choice of treatment depend on the stage of the cancer (whether it is just in the penis or has spread to other places), and the patient’s general state of health.
Our patients with penile cancer are treated at the Moores Urologic Cancer Unit. See the Urologic Cancer Unit for more information.