Cancer is the out-of-control growth of cells in your body. Cells are the tiny building blocks of your body. Cells specialize in what they do. Different organs are made of different kinds of cells. Almost any kind of cell can become cancerous.
Penile cancer is skin cancer on your penis.
Penile cancer is uncommon and happens mainly in men who aren't circumcised (still have foreskin)
Infection with HPV raises the chance of having penile cancer
It usually happens on the tip of your penis (the glans) or under your foreskin
Penile cancer is usually treated by doing surgery, but very small cancers may be treated with lasers or cream
When they're first found, most penile cancers are small and haven't spread. For these small cancers, doctors will:
For larger cancers, doctors do surgery to remove the cancer. Doctors try to take away as little of the penis as possible. However, bigger and more aggressive cancers need more extensive surgery.