What Is Penile Cancer?
Penile Cancer, or cancer of the penis, is a relatively rare form of cancer that affects the skin and tissues of the penis. It occurs when normally healthy cells in the penis become cancerous and begin to grow out of control, forming a tumor.
Penile cancer, or cancer of the penis, is when cells grow out of control on or in a man’s penis. It often starts in skin cells and can work its way inside.
It’s rare. But it can be treated, especially if it’s found early on.
There are several types of penile cancer, including:
Squamous cell or epidermoid carcinoma:
This makes up 95% of penile cancer cases. It usually starts on or under your foreskin but can also appear on other parts of your penis.
These cancers form in tissues like blood vessels, muscle, and fat.
This is cancer that starts in the cells that give your skin color.
Basal cell carcinoma:
These cancers start deep in your skin. They grow slowly and aren’t likely to spread to other areas of your body.
- An area of skin becoming thicker and/or changing color
- A lump on the penis
- An ulcer (sore) that might bleed
- A reddish, velvety rash
- Small, crusty bumps
- Flat, bluish-brown growths
- Smelly discharge (fluid) under the foreskin
If you’ve been diagnosed with penile cancer, Dr.Ashish Pokharkar provides the best penile cancer treatment in Pimpri Chinchwad(pcmc)
Dr. Ashish Pokharkar - Penile Cancer Specialist in Pimpri Chinchwad (PCMC)
Dr. Ashish B Pokharkar is the Penile cancer specialist and cancer surgeon in Pimpri Chinchwad (PCMC). He has been trained in general surgery from BJ medical college and Sassoon Hospital, Pune. After completing graduation, he completed his super specialization in cancer surgery and received MCh degree from the eminent and prestigious Tata memorial hospital, Mumbai. After passing MCh he was selected for a fellowship in minimally invasive and robotic Oncosurgery from Tata Memorial Hospital.
He is one of few surgeons who do minimally invasive complex laparoscopic & robotic surgeries. He is known for his empathic attitude towards cancer patients. He strongly believes in ethical and evidence-based medicine which is a core part of his practice.
Book Your Appointment Today
We welcome your questions Do you have questions regarding your own situation? Do you actually want to resolve your problem and not just temporarily cover up the pain?