Penile Cancer Treatment in Charleston, SC
The physicians at Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC have years of experience in the causes, symptoms, detection and treatment of penile cancer. Here are answers to a few commonly asked questions about penile cancer.
What is penile cancer?
Penile cancer is a malignant growth on the skin or in the tissues of your penis.
How common is penile cancer?
About 1 in 100,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with penile cancer each year. Your lifetime risk is about 1 in 1,400. Age is a factor. It is rare before age 50, and about 80% of men diagnosed are over 55.
What are the symptoms of penile cancer?You may notice changes in your penis, including pain, redness, rash, soreness, color changes, growths or sores that don’t heal, bleeding, discharge or phimosis (inability to pull back the foreskin.)
How serious is penile cancer?
It is a serious condition. Like all cancers, it proceeds in stages, and can spread to other parts of your body. The earlier you detect penile cancer, the better your chance of recovery.
How do you treat penile cancer?
Depending on the stage at discovery, Urologists treat penile cancer with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or biological therapy. Surgery accompanied by radiation is most common.
Treat Your Penile Cancer at Lowcountry Urology Clinics Today!
The physicians at Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC have the tools, knowledge and experience to detect and treat your penile cancer. Early detection and swift action is key, so contact us right away!