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What to ask your doctor about penile cancer surgery

Men and women discussing penile cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending surgery?
  • Are there other treatment options?
  • Which type of surgery will I have?
  • How long will I be in hospital?
  • What painkillers will I need?
  • How will I pass urine afterwards?
  • How soon can I eat and drink after my operation?
  • How should I care for my wound?
  • When will my stitches come out?
  • Will you remove lymph nodes from my groin?
  • Is it possible to have reconstructive surgery?
  • Where and when will I have reconstructive surgery?
  • Are there any long term side effects?
  • Is there a number I can phone if I am worried about anything when I am at home?
  • Will I be able to get an erection and have sex after the surgery?
  • When can I have sexual intercourse?
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Updated: 6 April 2016