- Penile cancer is a rare cancer that mostly affects the skin of the penis and the foreskin (the skin covering the head of the penis). It's most common in men over 50.
- Anyone with a penis can get penile cancer.
- Treatment for most penile cancers caught very early include creams and laser therapy.
- If not caught early, treatment may mean surgery.
Important: Get your symptoms checked
It's important to get any symptoms of penile cancer checked as soon as possible.
Finding cancer early can make it more treatable.
Page last reviewed: 9 March 2021
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