Surgery for penile cancer

Surgery is the most common treatment for penile cancer.

You might have surgery in combination with other treatments for penile cancer.

Types of surgery for penile cancer

Types of surgery for penile cancer include circumcision, glans resurfacing or removal of the penis (penectomy).

Before your operation for penile cancer

Before surgery for penile cancer, you have tests to check your fitness and you meet members of your treatment team.

After surgery

Find out how you’ll feel during the first few days after your surgery, about making progress and going home.

Problems after surgery for penile cancer

Possible problems depend on the type of surgery you have. They can include infection, finding it difficult to get an erection or problems passing urine.

Last reviewed: 
22 Feb 2024
Next review due: 
22 Feb 2027