Penis Cancer: Find out what Urology Clinics Manchester have to say
Penis cancer or penile cancer may present as phimosis, a lump, bleeding, pain or discharge. It is paramount that men are examined thoroughly under the foreskin. If this is not possible palpation will help to decide if any masses are present. Penile cancer is predisposed by phimosis, smoking, and HPV infection. In some cases, there may be a pre-malignant lesion such as Erythroplasia of Queryat or Bowen’s disease (these are red velvety lesions on the glans or shaft).
It is common for many men with penis cancer to present late for various reasons, mostly embarrassment, and on realising their diagnosis they are often helpless. Some form of amputation or excision is usually required followed by reconstruction. This can have a significant impact on a man’s quality of life, causing relationship problems, sexual dysfunction, depression, employment and financial issues, body image and self-worth problems and in some cases suicide.
Patients with suspected cancer or pre-malignant lesions should be referred urgently to the Urologist.
Urology Clinics has expertise in seeing patients with all types of penile problems. We cover the entire North West of England, North Wales and the Isle of Man. Additionally, we work closely with Teams in London, West Midlands, Northern Ireland and Europe. Our Clinical experts have one of the largest penile practices in Europe, which aligns with our global expertise. If you have concerns or symptoms which are worrying you please contact our expert team here.
This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.