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Published online: 2015-01-07
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Proceedings in penile cancer

Bartosz Itrych, Bożena Sikora-Kupis, Tomasz Sarosiek
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2014;10(6):314-321.

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Vol 10, No 6 (2014)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-01-07

Abstract

Carcinoma of the penis is a rare cancer, but due to therapeutic difficulties represents a significant health problem in many countries. The most common form is squamous cell histology. The occurrence is often associated with the presence of the foreskin and inadequate hygiene. Penile carcinoma manifests as a flat or ulcerative, red or gray-white spots around the foreskin or penile glans. Treatment of choice is wide surgical excision or partial/total penectomy. Prophylactic excision of inguinal lymph nodes is the subject of controversy. Radiation therapy may provide local control, particularly for small primary lesions. The incidence of relapse after radiation treatment reaches 30%, thus still is the standard surgical treatment, in particular for large changes. Chemotherapy may be used as adjuvant or palliative treatment.

Abstract

Carcinoma of the penis is a rare cancer, but due to therapeutic difficulties represents a significant health problem in many countries. The most common form is squamous cell histology. The occurrence is often associated with the presence of the foreskin and inadequate hygiene. Penile carcinoma manifests as a flat or ulcerative, red or gray-white spots around the foreskin or penile glans. Treatment of choice is wide surgical excision or partial/total penectomy. Prophylactic excision of inguinal lymph nodes is the subject of controversy. Radiation therapy may provide local control, particularly for small primary lesions. The incidence of relapse after radiation treatment reaches 30%, thus still is the standard surgical treatment, in particular for large changes. Chemotherapy may be used as adjuvant or palliative treatment.

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Keywords

penile carcinoma, surgical treatment, radiotherapy, chemotherapy

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Title

Proceedings in penile cancer

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 10, No 6 (2014)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

314-321

Published online

2015-01-07

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2014;10(6):314-321.

Keywords

penile carcinoma
surgical treatment
radiotherapy
chemotherapy

Authors

Bartosz Itrych
Bożena Sikora-Kupis
Tomasz Sarosiek

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