My name is Maria and this is my story of dealing with penile cancer. It started when I was raised in a small town, and although I had regular check-ups, I wasn’t aware of the symptoms of penile cancer. One day when I was in my late twenties, I noticed I had a sore under the foreskin of my penis. I also felt some swelling, and a sense of numbness.
I knew something was wrong and went to the doctor. After a series of tests, he confirmed that I had penile cancer. It was a shock, but I was determined to become informed and start the treatment process.
The doctor explained to me the different stages of penile cancer, depending on how far it had spread. He gave me options for treatments and surgeries, which I carefully considered. I decided to go ahead with the surgery to remove the cancerous growth and some of the tissue surrounding it.
After the surgery, my doctor prescribed a course of radiation and chemotherapy to make sure I was free of cancer. I had to make changes to my diet and lifestyle to support the treatments, but I felt like it was something I had to do for my own health and well-being.
After a few months, I was free from cancer and getting back to the activities I loved again. I was glad to have the support of my family and friends during this time, and I was determined to lead a healthy and active life to stay cancer-free.
Today, I remain cancer-free, and I make sure to stay informed about all types of cancer, including penile cancer, so that I can look out for any new symptoms or changes in my body. I’m forever grateful to my doctor for his support and guidance.