Expert Care for Penile Cancer

Minimally invasive surgical techniques and fertility preservation for penile cancer 

Receiving a diagnosis for penile cancer can cause anxiety and stress. We understand, and we care about providing you with the best possible treatment to fight penile cancer. At Henry Ford Cancer Institute, you will find ongoing support and an expert team that works with you to take decisive action.

Our highly skilled urologists, oncologists, and surgeons will carefully evaluate all aspects of your diagnosis and your needs as they create a personalized treatment plan. To promote healing and shorten your recovery time, our surgeons will use the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical options whenever possible. At regular meetings, your case and progress will be discussed by your treatment team.

A special nurse navigator will help you schedule appointments and explain what you can expect as you go through treatment and recovery. If you wish to father children later, the nurse navigator will arrange a consultation within 24 hours with a fertility preservation specialist.

Members of our cancer team are available 24/7. Call us at (888) 777-4167.

We will be with you through the whole process of fighting penile cancer. Our goal is to make you well and help you live a full life.

Advanced treatment options for penile cancer

The most advanced treatment options and innovative surgical techniques are available to you at Henry Ford. To offer you the best possible results and reduce any possibility of cancer recurring, your personalized treatment plan may include one or more of these options.

  • Minimally invasive surgery, including Mohs surgery, laser therapy, simple excision, wide local excision, glansectomy, partial penectomy, total penectomy, or emasculation.
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials, including research studies for new drugs, technology, and clinical approaches to treat penile cancer.

Fertility preservation

For some men with penile cancer, fertility preservation may be an important concern. We offer two ways for men to protect their fertility. 

  • Radiation shielding
  • Sperm banking

Your penile cancer team

At Henry Ford, we combat penile cancer using the expertise of a multidisciplinary team. Members on you team will include:

  • Urologists
  • Surgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Medical oncologists 
  • Radiologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Dietitians
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers

Your team will be there for you throughout your treatment and when any personal and medical needs arise.

Members of our cancer team are available 24/7. Call us at (888) 777-4167.

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Call us at (888) 777-4167

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