Surgery is the most common treatment for all stages of penile cancer. If the cancer is found when it's small and hasn't spread, the tumor can often be treated without having to remove part of the penis. If the cancer is found at a more advanced stage, part of or all of the penis might have to be removed with the tumor. Your cancer care team will talk with you about the treatment options that give you the best chance of curing the cancer while saving as much of your penis as possible. Men with tumors that have grown deep within the penis stage T2 or higher usually need to have some nearby lymph nodes in the groin taken out to check for cancer spread.
Why Some Men Choose to Surgically Remove Their Penis
Penectomy is the surgical procedure to remove all or part of the penis. This procedure is mainly used as treatment against penile cancer. Penile cancer is a collection of malignant, or cancerous, cells either inside or on the surface tissue of the penis. Doctors may recommend the procedure, either full or partial, if your situation warrants it. Besides surgery, other treatment options include radiation therapy , chemotherapy , and various drugs. No treatment is percent effective, and you need to discuss the pros and cons of each option with your doctors.
What It’s Like to Watch a Man Surgically Lose His Penis
Prostate surgery can cause several changes that affect your sex life. These include ejaculation and fertility problems, and problems with erections. Your testicles will still make sperm cells but they will be reabsorbed back into your body.
But the worst part about watching a penis get guillotined from its owner is that it takes so damn long. You might imagine it coming off in one brutal slice, like a John Wayne Bobbitt castration. He pauses and looks at the patient, who is lying on the operating table, his legs in stirrups, peacefully sedated. The smell is staggering. Like a tube sock filled with mayonnaise that was left on a Florida parking lot for the summer.