Treatments for penile cancer
If you have penile cancer, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for penile cancer, your healthcare team will consider:
- the type of cancer
- the stage of the cancer
- the location of the cancer on the penis
- your overall health
- what you prefer or want
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