It can be difficult to mention changes to your genitals, even to your doctor. But penile cancer is treatable when it’s caught early, so it’s important to get the care you need. And if you have a penile cancer diagnosis, our skilled urologic oncologists can provide comprehensive treatment.
Penile Cancer Treatment at Memorial Cancer Institute: Why Choose Us
Each stage of penile cancer requires different treatment. At Memorial Cancer Institute, we customize care to your diagnosis, needs and lifestyle. Our program provides:
- Highly trained doctors: Our urologic oncologists are board certified and have completed the highest level of training in urologic cancer. They have years of experience diagnosing and staging the different types of penile cancer, so you can trust the quality of our care.
- Complete cancer care: Our urologic oncologists work closely with Memorial Cancer Institute medical and radiation oncologists. Together, this team delivers complete care for penile cancer — even the most rare and complex cases. Learn more about radiation oncology at Memorial Cancer Institute.
- Latest treatments: Our surgeons provide organ-sparing procedures whenever possible, and we discuss all your options so you can make an informed decision. Our advanced surgical expertise is based on decades of urologic cancer experience.
- Focus on your whole health: At Memorial Cancer Institute, you have access to a variety of services that support you throughout treatment. We provide counseling and psychological care as well as complementary medicine techniques like acupuncture and meditation. Learn more about our integrated treatment approach.
- Convenient appointments: Cancer care can’t wait — and neither should you. Our doctors can see you within days, not weeks.
Penile Cancer Diagnosis
Penile cancer can be difficult to detect at first. It may look like a painless bump on the skin, wart or sore. That’s why seeing a urologist — a doctor who specializes in diseases of the male genitals — is key.
Our knowledgeable urologists carefully evaluate your symptoms and perform tests to provide a complete and timely diagnosis. In many cases, your doctor will numb the area and take a small sample of the growth to check for cancer cells. You may also need follow-up imaging tests, such as MRI or CT scans.
Types of Penile Cancer
Penile cancer may be one of several types. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of penile cancer.
Penile Cancer Treatment
Hearing you have penile cancer can be stressful. But our team is here to help, beginning with a care plan that’s personalized for you. Your treatment may include:
- Topical medicines for early-stage cancer that you apply to the skin.
- Cryotherapy, which freezes and destroys cancer cells.
- Surgery to remove the growth and its margins (borders).
- Chemotherapy and radiation therapy if the cancer is more advanced.
- Inguinal lymph node dissection which can be performed which our surgeons perform with robotic assistance allowing minimal incisions and shorter hospital stays.
Make an Appointment
Our urologic cancer specialists see patients throughout South Florida. To schedule an appointment, please call 305-682-2580.