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Getting diagnosed

Your GP will ask you about your symptoms including what they are, when you get them and whether anything you do makes them better or worse. They will also examine you. They will then decide whether to refer you for tests or to a specialist.

Seeing your GP

Find out what happens when you see your GP and how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

Find out when GPs refer people to see a penile cancer specialist. This is usually a urologist. 


Find out about why there is no screening programme for penile cancer.

Tests to diagnose

Doctors can use blood tests or biopsies to help diagnose penile cancer.

Tests to stage

These tests find out the position of the cancer, how big it is and whether it has spread.

Last reviewed: 
07 Nov 2018

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