Overview of Penile Cancer
Penile cancer occurs when the cells in the tissue of the penis begin to grow abnormally and at a fast rate. Most penile cancers are squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer begins in the flat skin cells of the penis or in the glans. Squamous cell penile cancer is slow moving and can be cured if caught early.
Penile Cancer Treatment
Cancer of the penis is very rare, accounting for less than one percent of cancers in men. But even though it's rare, with early detection, penile cancer is highly curable. At Baylor Scott & White, we understand your anxiety and fear. Our team will compassionately provide you advanced care.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of penile cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
- Simple excision
- Electrodessication and curettage
- Mohs surgery
- Laser surgery
- Wide local excision
- Inguinal lymphadenectomy
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
Specialized Centers for Penile Cancer Care
Genitourinary Cancer Research and Treatment Centerat Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas treats more genitourinary (GU) cancer patients than any other cancer program in the region and excels in the management of complex and advanced high-risk cases.
Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for GU cancer. The GU cancer team uses treatments including robotic, laparoscopic and macroscopic surgery and radiation therapy.