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Overview - Penile cancer

  • Penile cancer is a rare cancer that mostly affects the skin of the penis and the foreskin (the skin covering the head of the penis)
  • Treatment for most penile cancers caught very early include creams and laser therapy.
  • If not caught early, treatment may mean surgery.

Important: Get your symptoms checked

It's important to get any symptoms of penile cancer checked as soon as possible.

Finding cancer early can make it more treatable.


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Page last reviewed: 09 March 2021
Next review due: 09 March 2024