Penile Cancer

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After Treatment TOPICS

Seeing a new doctor after treatment for penile cancer

At some point after your cancer diagnosis and treatment, you may find yourself seeing a new doctor who does not know anything about your medical history. It is important that you be able to give your new doctor the details of your diagnosis and treatment. Gathering these details soon after treatment may be easier than trying to get them at some point in the future. Make sure you have this information handy:

  • A copy of your pathology report(s) from any biopsies or surgeries
  • If you had surgery, a copy of your operative report(s)
  • If you were hospitalized, a copy of the discharge summary that doctors must prepare when patients are sent home
  • If you had radiation therapy, a copy of the treatment summary
  • If you had chemotherapy or other medicines, a list of your drugs, drug doses, and when you took them

The doctor might want copies of this information for his records, but always keep copies for yourself.


Last Medical Review: 12/06/2013
Last Revised: 02/06/2014