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. 


There is no national screening programme for penile cancer in the UK. Read more about this.

Tests for penile cancer

One of the first tests for penile cancer is a biopsy. Find out more about tests for penile cancer.

Last reviewed: 
29 Oct 2020
Next review due: 
29 Oct 2023
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