What is penile cancer?

Find out who gets penile cancer and how common it is.

Symptoms of penile cancer

Symptoms of penile cancer can include a growth or sore on your penis. Find out more about possible symptoms and when to see your GP.

Getting diagnosed

Find out about tests to diagnose penile cancer, screening and seeing a specialist.


Find out about survival for different stages of penile cancer.

Treatment for penile cancer

Treatments for penile cancer, what to expect and how to cope with side effects.

Stages, types and grades

Find out about the types and grades of penile cancer, as well as the TNM staging system.

Research and clinical trials for penile cancer

Research trials aim to find out if new treatments are safe and better than those currently available for penile cancer.

Living with penile cancer

Getting practical and emotional support can help you cope with a diagnosis of cancer, life during treatment and life after cancer.

Risks and causes of penile cancer

Read about what causes penile cancer, including other medical conditions.

Last reviewed: 
17 Dec 2020
Next review due: 
17 Dec 2023

Page Credits: 

These sections have been written, reviewed and updated by Cancer Research UK’s Patient Information Web Team. Thanks to the expert medical professionals and people affected by cancer who have helped to review this information.

  • Mr Arie Parnham, Consultant Urologist and Andrologist
  • Clare Akers, Andrology Clinical Nurse Practitioner
  • Our lay reviewers