Our team is committed to helping to you live well long after your penile cancer treatment. We are here to support the whole patient – physically, emotionally and spiritually – throughout the cancer journey.
Miami Cancer Institute's Survivorship Program will help you heal and recover from your treatment, as well as show you how to thrive as a cancer survivor. The program provides support groups for you and your loved ones, educational programs and follow-up care resources.
Penile cancer treatment can affect a man's ability to maintain an erection and have sexual intercourse. If the cancer is found early and much of the penis is spared during surgery, a man can usually return to a normal sex life after recovery. Our support team of nurses, sexual health therapist and counselors is committed to working with you to address any concerns about sexual side effects you may experience during or after treatment.
If part or all of your penis is removed during treatment, it will affect your sexual function and your ability to urinate. Our team will work closely with you to find ways to cope with these side effects, so you are able to live a full life after your cancer treatment.
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With an emphasis on healing, recovery, wellness and disease prevention, Miami Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program team is right there with you as you move into the next phase of your life.
Support groups can:
- Help you feel better, more hopeful, and not so alone
- Give you a chance to talk about your feelings and work through them
- Help you deal with practical problems, such as problems at work or school
- Help you cope with side effects of treatment
Ringing of the bell
A bright silver bell hangs in the lobby of Miami Cancer Institute. The ringing of the bell signals the end of active treatment. This tradition was started by rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Irve Le Moyne, who was undergoing radiation for head and neck cancer. He planned to follow a Navy tradition of ringing a bell to signify “when the job was done.” Now nearly all facilities have a similar bell that patients can ring to mark the end of treatment.