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Penis Cancer – Diagnosis

Penile cancer is usually detected in glans (48%) and foreskin (21%), but may also be located anywhere along the penis. Usually, it appears as a small painless lesion on glans that increases in size as the time lapses. Rarely, does it develop at the outer orifice of the urethra or in penis’ body.

Penile cancer tends to quickly metastasize to lymph nodes originally and later in lung, liver, bone and even brain. Among metastasis, ulcerative form has less than 5-year survival.

At any case, any suspicious lesion should be removed and sent for biopsy and lymph node while if metastases is suspected, rapid biopsy and lymphadenectomy should be performed.