What Can I Expect after Treatment for Penile Cancer?

After treatment your doctors will want to watch you closely. During follow-up visits, your doctor will look for new signs of cancer and help you manage treatment side effects. Almost any cancer treatment has side effects. Some may last a short time, others may last the rest of your life.

Your post-treatment experience depends mostly on the stage of cancer when it was found. Curing the cancer is almost certain when lesions are found early. As the tumor becomes more advanced, cure is less certain. If later-stage cancer is found, treatment may cause surgical side effects that are difficult to deal with. Talk to your health care team about any problems you notice, and any questions or concerns you have.