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Penile Cancer

Our Approach

The experts at MD Anderson's Genitourinary Cancer Center are among the nation's most skilled and experienced at diagnosing and treating penile cancer. More than 30 men with this complex cancer are treated here each year, while urologists outside major cancer centers typically see one case of penile cancer every two to three years. This translates to an extraordinary level of expertise that can make a direct difference in your successful treatment and recovery.

Customized, Comprehensive Care

At MD Anderson, you receive personalized penile cancer care from a team of some of the most renowned experts in the nation. This group, which includes medical and surgical oncologists, as well as other physicians and a specially trained support staff, collaborates to ensure you receive the most advanced penile cancer treatments with the least impact on your body. And, as one of the premier cancer research institutions, we are able to offer a range of clinical trials of new agents to treat penile cancer.

And, at MD Anderson you're surrounded by the strength of one of the nation's largest and most experienced comprehensive cancer centers, which has all the support and wellness services needed to treat the whole person – not just the disease.

If you have been diagnosed with penile cancer, we're here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • Minimally invasive penile cancer treatments include laser therapy, Mohs surgery and radiation therapy
  • Highly skilled surgeons and advanced techniques
  • One of most active and experienced penile cancer programs in the nation
  • Clinical trials of investigative therapies for penile cancer

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Penile Cancer Facts

In the United States, penile cancer is diagnosed in about 1,300 men each year. The penile cancer rate is much higher in India and some South American and African countries.

Penile cancer forms in the penis. It generally starts on the glans (head or tip) of the penis.

Penile Cancer Types

The penis contains several types of cells. Penile cancer is classified by the type of cells in which it develops. The main types of penile cancer are:

  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Basal cell
  • Sarcoma

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