Questions to ask your doctor about penile cancer

Your healthcare team will talk with you the surgery options that are best for you. You may want to bring a family member or close friend with you to appointments. Consider asking each of the following questions:

  • Where is the cancer located?
  • Has the cancer spread beyond where it started?
  • What’s the cancer’s stage, and what does that mean?
  • What type of treatment do you recommend and why?
  • What type of side-effects come along with this treatment?
  • Should I consider taking part in a clinical trial?
  • If I need surgery, where will the incision be?
  • If I need surgery, how much tissue will be removed?
  • Will I need treatment after surgery, like radiation or chemotherapy?
  • What type of follow-up care will I need?
  • When can I go back to my normal activities?

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For more information on diagnosis, treatment and more of penile cancer, visit our penile cancer information pages below.

Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.

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