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    Penile Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage

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    Stage III Penile Cancer

    Treatment of stage III penile cancer may include the following:

    • Surgery (penectomy and removal of lymph nodes in the groin) with or without radiation therapy.
    • Radiation therapy.
    • A clinical trial of sentinel lymph node biopsy followed by surgery.
    • A clinical trial of radiosensitizers.
    • A clinical trial of chemotherapy before or after surgery.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage III penile cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage IV Penile Cancer

    Treatment of stage IV penile cancer is usually palliative (to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life). Treatment may include the following:

    • Surgery (wide local excision and removal of lymph nodes in the groin).
    • Radiation therapy.
    • A clinical trial of chemotherapy before or after surgery.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage IV penile cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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