Penile cancer is cancer of the penis. This is a very rare male cancer with around 400 men diagnosed in the UK each year. It is more common in men over 50 years old.
Things to look out for
Symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Changes in the colour and/or thickening of the skin on the penis
- A sore or growth on the penis which may present bleeding or discharge
- A flat growth which may be crusty and either blue/brown in colour, or a red rash. These often sit behind the foreskin and can only be seen when it is pulled back
These symptoms can be related to various other medical conditions but due to the nature of cancer it is advisable you speak to your doctor/consultant if you experience some or any of these symptoms.