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Penile Cancer Overview

What is penile cancer?
A male with penile cancer has abnormal cells in the penis that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. The cause for penile cancer is unknown, but genetics may play a role in determining risk. Penile cancer is very rare in circumcised men.

What are the symptoms of penile cancer?
Symptoms of penile cancer include a penile lump or bump, a penile ulcer, or a penile sore that does not heal.

How does the doctor treat penile cancer?
Treatment for penile cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.

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Last Updated: Aug 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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