Gavin Brooks cut off his Penis after THREE misdiagnoses of Penile Cancer!

Gavin Brooks cut off his Penis after THREE misdiagnoses of Penile Cancer!
source: Mirror
  • Cancerous Misdiagnosis proved to be disastrous for a man who had half his penis cut.
  • Gavin Brooks is devastated to confront the media that he may have just a year to live.
  • Brooks is devastated after the operation he underwent failed to remove his cancerous tumor.

Gavin Brooks had to cut his half penis after the doctor failed to diagnose cancer in the first place

An army warrant officer, Gavin Brooks who has his half penis cut is devastated after his three misdiagnoses. Dad-of-two Gavin revealed that the blunder left his manhood mutilated by surgeons.

The army officer is now left with a Frankenweiner after a crushing penile cancer diagnosis. The crushing news of the upcoming death and removal of the penis made him say,

“I hope I can get some sort of treatment abroad that can help make the cancer smaller and make my lifespan longer so I can stay around as long as possible. My son Jorje says he’s going to lift the World Cup one day and I want to be around for that.”

Gavin Brooks journey of penis cancer
Gavin Brooks’s journey of penis cancer misdiagnosis (Source: DailyMail)

Gavin hopes to raise money to fund experimental treatment abroad as his cancer has grown throughout his body. The Cheshire native had visited army doctors in 2021, but the tight ring of skin around his foreskin and the top of his penis, made them think it was a genital wart. He confessed,

“The best way I can describe it like a ring of tissue or hard skin within the foreskin. The skin that connects the foreskin to the penis broke and would bleed and cause pain when I would go for a wee, I knew this wasn’t normal and that I had to get it checked out.

The treatment was so confusing as they initially believed the army official had Lichen sclerosis. It is a condition that causes discoloration of the penis and made it patchy. The case was then passed on to a dermatologist.

“After three weeks, I went to the army doctors and I suggested it could be Lichen sclerosis. The army doctors thought it was a wart but I didn’t know how I’d got one as I’d been married for 20 years and only had one sexual partner in that time, so I didn’t think they were right.”

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How did Gavin know it was penis cancer?

Four weeks later into the symptoms, the army doctor said it was just a wart. But now Brooks was out of distress and went to a different GP. This time, he was given a cream.

Out of worry, he then referred himself to a sexual health clinic. Shocking but yes, it was a dermatologist who took the biopsy of Gavin.

It was the crushing news of penile cancer that came in the report,m and his penis was immediately operated thereon. He added,

“They lifted my penis up and cut it in half and took a skin graft from my leg to make a penis head, but it is flat with a hole in. I’ve nicknamed it the ‘Frankenweiner’.

Gavin Brooks journey of penis cancer therapy
Gavin Brooks’s journey of penis cancer therapy (source: Mirror)

When I woke up in hospital I was so scared at how much of my penis looked to have been removed as it had a dressing on it and a catheter fitted you couldn’t make out the full extent until all of that was removed.”

Despite the operation, the cancer had spread and his life was a complete risk now. He needed immediate surgery in April 2023 to remove the lymph nodes. His intense chemotherapy is scheduled for June while he is seeking better treatments abroad, which are Immunotherapy, Proton Beam therapy, and Dendritic cell treatment saying,

“I’ve spent 24 years in the army and a great amount of that time as a fitness training instructor and I use exercise to get rid of stress, now I have to be sat in a wheelchair to watch my little boy play football. I can’t walk long distances and I now use a wheelchair more than I walk.”

The only guilt and rage he has within is the fact that he is not able to diagnose this disease early in his life. He wants to raise awareness about this type of cancer

“If I had been diagnosed earlier, I may have only ended up requiring a circumcision that could have prevented the rest of the operations and chemotherapy.

“That’s why I need to raise as much awareness for this rare and unknown cancer, so more time and research can be spent into the treatment and diagnosis of this deadly disease before it’s too late.”

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