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What is Penile Cancer

Penile cancer is a disease in which cancerous (malignant) cells form in the tissues of the penis. Penile cancer is rare and affects only about 1,300 men in the United States each year.

Penile Cancer Symptoms

Penile cancer symptoms may be similar to symptoms of other conditions. Men should consult with a physician if they experience any of the following symptoms:

  • A lump or ulcer on the penis
  • Redness or irritation on the penis.

These symptoms can also be caused by other conditions, so it is best to contact a Penn Medicine physician for an accurate diagnosis.

Penile Cancer and Fertility

Treatment for penile cancer can cause infertility. Fertility preservation (FP) services may provide men fertility options after they overcome health issues that may affect their fertility.

Penn Fertility Care has been a pioneer and today remains a leader in the treatment, services and programs offered to patients who have become infertile due to the effects of cancer.