Treatment for penile cancer

Your treatment depends on where your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread to another part of the body, and your general health. A team of doctors and other professionals discuss the best treatment and care for you.

Preparing for treatment and life afterwards (prehabilitation)

There are things you can do to help you feel more in control of your physical and mental health when preparing for treatment. In the hospital, preparing for treatment is also called prehabilitation or prehab.

Treatment options for penile cancer

Find out about how your doctor decides which treatment you need, the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage.

Surgery for penile cancer

Surgery is the most common treatment for penile cancer.

Radiotherapy for penile cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill penile cancer cells.

Chemotherapy for penile cancer

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells.

Other treatments for penile cancer

Find out about treatments with lasers or creams for very early cancer or penile intraepithelial neoplasia (PeIN).

Follow up

At first, you usually have follow up appointments every few months to check how you are.

Last reviewed: 
04 Jan 2021
Next review due: 
04 Jan 2024
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