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How do medications treat penile cancer?

Medication is not the main treatment for penile cancer; surgery is usually done first. If medication is prescribed, it will be a topical cream or lotion designed to shrink the tumor. Possible side effects of these medications include scarring and severe inflammation, so talk with your doctor about the full range of treatment options with your doctor.

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