Advertisement

How does penile cancer affect the body?

Penile cancer's most immediate effect on the body is the disfigurement of the skin on the penis. Left untreated, the cancer can invade the urethra (the tube in the middle of the penis that carries urine and semen) or the prostate (gland between the testicles and anus). If the cancer progresses to this stage, other symptoms may present themselves. Untreated penile cancer may also spread to more distant organs, causing a more serious series of symptoms and complications, including death.

Continue Learning about Penile Cancer

What is the rate of incidence for penile cancer?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
In the United States, about 1 in 100,000 men will develop penile cancer (that's about 1% of all canc...
More Answers
What is penile cancer?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Penile cancer is a type of cancer developing in the penis. If you have been diagnosed with penile ca...
More Answers
How long does penile cancer last?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Penile cancer lasts until treatment removes it from your body. Small or early stage cancers may be r...
More Answers
What do I need to know about caring for someone with penile cancer?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
The most important role in caring for someone with penile cancer is to support them in their daily l...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.