Canadian Cancer Society logo

Penile cancer

You are here: 

Treatment of recurrent penile cancer

The following are treatment options for recurrent penile cancer. The types of treatments given are based on the unique needs of the person with cancer. The treatment for recurrent cancer depends on where the cancer comes back and what treatments were used before.

Surgery

Surgery may be offered for recurrent penile cancer. The type of surgery is:

  • total or partial penectomy (in men who still have a penis)
  • removal of lymph nodes

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy may be offered for recurrent penile cancer. The types of radiation therapy are:

  • external beam radiation therapy
  • brachytherapy

Radiation therapy may be given:

  • instead of surgery
  • after surgery (adjuvantadjuvantTreatment given in addition to the first-line therapy (the first or standard treatment) to help reduce the risk of a disease (such as cancer) coming back (recurring). radiation therapy)

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy may be offered for recurrent penile cancer.

Clinical trials

Men with penile cancer may be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. For more information, go to clinical trials.

Stories

Canadian Cancer Trials Group researcher Dr Christopher O’Callaghan The Canadian Cancer Trials Group is improving glioblastoma survival in the elderly.

Learn more

Celebrating cancer survivors at Relay For Life

Relay For Life illustration

For cancer survivors, the Canadian Cancer Society provides a unique opportunity to celebrate their courage in the fight against cancer. During hundreds of Relay For Life events across the country, thousands of survivors join together for the Survivors’ Victory Lap.

Learn more