Penile cancer treatment

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Penile cancer is a malignancy of the penis tissues due to cancer cells growing out of control. A neoplasm might affect any place and structure on a penis, usually the head or foreskin. Biopsy and imaging ultrasound examinations are needed to diagnose penile tumours. Cancer therapy involves surgery, laser ablation, radiation therapy, cryotherapy and chemotherapy.

Penile cancer is a rare oncological disease characterized by a malignant tumour inside or on the penis. Depending on the kind of cells in which the tumour develops, the cancer is divided into the following types:

  • Epidermoid/squamous cell carcinoma - widespread type, can grow on or under the foreskin. Often the prognosis is satisfactory.
  • Basal cell carcinoma - is an uncommon and slow-growth variety of penile cancer.
  • Penile skin melanoma, which develops from melanocytes, is the most severe and aggressive form.
  • Sarcoma - a rare type, takes about 1% of penile tumours.

In most cases, a penile tumour can be considered a potentially curable condition under the right and timely approach. The disease frequency is less than 1% of cancers among men.

One of the first noticeable signs of penile malignancy is a local change in the skin in areas of the penis. Other possible symptoms include thickening skin, bumps or sores on the penis, rash under the foreskin, foul-smelling discharge, bleeding, pain, and swollen lymph nodes in the groin.

Treatment is based on factors such as tumour type and size, degree of spread, etc. The first stage of treatment for superficial penile cancer is conservative with special ointments. The most common treatment solution is surgical excision or circumcision. Removing part or all of the penis could be accepted in more advanced cases. Laser ablation or cryotherapy helps to destroy cancerous cells through minimally invasive methods. Finally, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted medications reduce tumour size.

Early detection of cancer means more accessible treatment and faster recovery. For example, the 5-year survivorship for penile cancer averages 65%, considering the type and stage of the tumour.

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