Penile Cancer

Penile cancer is a rare malignancy affecting the penis. It often begins on the skin or in the tissues of the organ. Prevention includes hygiene practices, and early detection enhances treatment success.


Signs and symptoms of penile cancer include:

  • Changes in the way you ejaculate
  • Abrupt changes in sexual desire
  • Bleeding during urination or ejaculation
  • Warts, bumps, lesions or a rash on your penis or in your genital area
  • A severely bent penis or curvature that causes pain or interferes with sexual activity
  • A burning sensation when you urinate
  • Discharge from your penis
  • Severe pain after trauma to your penis


  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculation problems
  • Anorgasmia
  • Decreased libido
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Yeast infection
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Penile fracture
  • Priapism
  • Phimosis
  • Paraphimosis

RIsk Factors

  • HPV infection
  • Premalignant conditions like white or red plaque over penis
  • Phimosis
  • Multiple Sexual Partners
  • Unhygiene
  • Prostate cancer treatment
  • Smoking
  • Excessive drinking
  • Hormone levels
  • Psychological factors
  • Neurological conditions
  • Getting older
  • Unsafe sex
  • Piercings


  • Be sexually responsible
  • Get vaccinated
  • Stay physically active
  • Make healthy choices
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Stop smoking and limit the amount of alcohol you drink