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Penile Cancer Staging

Stages of cancer of the penis

Once cancer of the penis is found, more tests will be done to find out if the cancer has spread from the penis to other parts of the body (staging). It is important to know the stage of the disease in order to plan treatment. The following stages are used for cancer of the penis:

Stage 0
Cancer is found only on the surface of the skin of the penis. Stage 0 cancer is also called carcinoma in situ.

Stage I
Cancer has spread to connective tissue just under the skin of the penis.

Stage II
Cancer has spread to either:

Stage III
Cancer has spread to either:

Stage IV
Cancer has spread:

Recurrent
Recurrent disease means that the cancer has come back (recurred) after it has been treated. It may come back in the same area or in another place.

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