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Penile cancer usually originates in the flat skin cells (squamous cells) on the foreskin or tip of the penis. Because this condition is relatively uncommon, many people have questions about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Awareness is important because squamous cell penile cancer typically grows very slowly and, when detected early, can often be treated effectively and even cured.

For general informational purposes, the multispecialty team in the Urologic Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center has put together some potentially helpful answers to the following frequently asked questions about penile cancer:

At Moffitt, we recognize that each patient is unique. If you have further questions about penile cancer or would like to talk one-on-one with an oncologist in our penile cancer program, you can request a consultation by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing our new patient registration form online. We accept new patients with and without referrals.