Older male in hospital bed talking with female nurse

Penile Cancer

Penile cancer is a rare form of urological cancer. In the United Kingdom, annually there are around 600 men diagnosed with penile cancer.

Penile cancer can affect men of any age. The chances of cure are relatively high and treatment is often more successful, with a greater chance of penile preservation, if men present early.

Following initial assessment which may include the original operation or biopsy of suspected areas on the penis and if found to have penile cancer, we refer patients to St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This Trust is one of around 15 UK specialist units that treat this cancer.

The specialist surgeons from St George’s Hospital in London who we work closely with include Professor Nick Watkin and Mr Ben Ayers.

The Cancer Care Line

  Contact The Cancer Care Line:  01227 868666

 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 4pm)

This is a central helpline for all patients who have come into contact with a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist or the Macmillan Acute Oncology Team. Not all people that are given this number have cancer, some maybe undergoing investigations to rule it out.

The people that answer your calls are not medically trained and in order for them to direct you to correct person/ team, they will ask for some clinical and personal information.

The Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists run designated phone clinics, therefore if appropriate you will be booked onto the next available telephone clinic which may not be the same day. 

If the Cancer Care Line Co-ordinator's triage indicates you require urgent clinical advice, you will be put through to the specialist nurse of the day.