Penile Cancer – Diagnosis and Treatment

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I am Dr Vijayant Govinda Gupta. I am Mch Urology and a Consultant Urologist in Delhi NCR with specialisation in Urooncology. In this article I discuss about penile cancer treatment options and penile cancer surgery.

For PENILE CANCER TREATMENT DELHI-PENILE CANCER SURGERY DELHI – read below.

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WHAT IS PENILE CANCER?

Penile cancer is a cancer that is very common in the Indian population. This cancer occurs on the male organ or the penis. It usually involves the tip of the penis but can also occur on the penile base. It is an aggressive cancer and requires prompt treatment in the form of surgery like partial penectomy and inguinal lymph node dissection.

WHY IS PENILE CANCER COMMON IN INDIA AND DELHI NCR?

It is not known for sure, but one reason why it may be more common is that circumcision is not commonly practiced routinely in Indian society. Research has shown that in Muslims and other religions where circumcision is common at birth, penile cancer does not occur.

But it has also been linked to age and poor penile hygiene. If uncircumcised men, maintain good hygiene and cleanliness, penile cancer is rare.

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR PENILE CANCER?

The known risk factors for developing penile cancer are –

  1. Age
  2. Smoking
  3. Poor penile hygiene
  4. Radiation
  5. Herpes infection
  6. Sexually transmitted diseases
  7. Multiple sexual partners

CAN I PREVENT PENILE CANCER?

Yes, by maintaining good penile hygiene.

WHAT TESTS ARE REQUIRED TO DIAGNOSE PENILE CANCER?

Penile cancer is usually a clinical diagnosis. Because of societal reasons patients will hide the disease and present late to a urologist.

Once formed, penile cancer can look terrifying. Patients will develop symptoms like –

  1. FOUL SMELLING DISCHARGE
  2. PHIMOSIS OR TIGHT FORESKIN
  3. DIFFICULTY IN PEEING
  4. SWELLING IN GROIN
  5. BLEEDING
  6. DIFFICULTY IN INTERCOURSE

But once diagnoses, it requires urgent surgery to prevent metastasis and spread.

Some tests may be required by your Urooncologist before proceeding to treatment.

  1. MRI PENIS  – A new test , that has been increasingly found to be helpful in deciding treatment approaches especially organ sparing approach.
  2. ULTRASOUND OF THE PENIS OR GROIN
  3. CECT OF THE ABDOMEN CHEST AND PELVIS – To detect early evidence of metastasis.

WHO TO CONSULT FOR PENILE CANCER TREATMENT DELHI NCR AND GURGAON?

A urologist is the best qualified doctor to treat penile cancer. A urologist is extremely well oriented with penile anatomy and the nuances of management. For best results and long term survival, it is in your best interest to consult a urologist.

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTION FOR PENILE CANCER?

Penile cancer is a disease best treated by Surgery. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are inferior and may ruin your survival.

  1. PARTIAL PENECTOMY – GOLD STANDARD – Removal of the diseased penis and recreation of the penis.
  2. INGUINAL LYMPH NODE DISSECTION – Required in cases if the disease has spread to the groin
  3. ORGAN PRESERVING APPROACHES – Certain organ preservation approaches are gaining acceptance. Though inferior in terms of recurrence or re cancer, they provide sensation and leave the penis intact

 

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For penile cancer treatment in Delhi NCR and Gurgaon, take an appointment or email me for a free E Consult.