Penile cancer

Overview

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may increase the risk of penile cancer. Condom use and HPV vaccine may prevent it.

Symptoms

Penile cancer may begin as a blister on the foreskin, head, or shaft of the penis. It may become a wart-like growth that discharges blood or foul-smelling liquid.

Treatments

Surgery is the most common treatment for all stages of penile cancer. Other options include radiation and chemotherapy.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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