PENILE CANCER
  • Rare cancer in men
  • Only 400 cases per year diagnosed in UK
  • More common in South east Asia, Africa and India rare in UK, Europe and USA
  • May be related to poor hygiene, less common in men who have been circumcised (foreskin removed) at birth

Symptoms

  • Thickening or discolouration of skin on head of penis or foreskin
  • Lump or sore on head of penis or foreskin
  • Bleeding or discharge

Diagnosis

A small part is removed from the abnormal area under a short local anaesthesia (biopsy) to get a firm diagnosis

In Yorkshire all patients are treated at the supra-regional centre at Leeds

IF YOU NOTICE ANY DISCOLOURATION / LUMP/ SORE ON THE SKIN OF HEAD OF PENIS OR FORESKIN PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR

The following websites provide detailed information about this rare cancer

http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Cancertype/Penis/Penilecancer

http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/default.asp


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