Penile cancer

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Treatments for stage 2 penile cancer

The following are treatment options for stage 2 penile cancer. Your healthcare team will suggest treatments based on your needs and work with you to develop a treatment plan.


Surgery is the main treatment for stage 2 penile cancer. Surgery may or may not be followed with radiation therapy. In some cases, radiation therapy may be given first and surgery used to remove any cancer that is remaining. The types of surgery used are:

Glansectomy is surgery to remove the head (glans) of the penis.

Partial or total penectomy is surgery that removes part or all of the penis.

Radiation therapy

You may be offered radiation therapy for stage 2 penile cancer. Radiation therapy may be given as brachytherapy or external beam radiation therapy.

Radiation therapy may be given instead of surgery in some cases.

Clinical trials

Some clinical trials in Canada are open to men with penile cancer. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, find and treat cancer. Find out more about clinical trials.