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what is your opinion about the american cancer society recommending neonatal circumcision due to penile cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not clear-"cut": This is an emotional, politicized issue. Any newborn boy may grow up to be a man who would strongly preferred to have a foreskin, and such men are not rare -- i'm all about choice. About 10% of boys need circumcision for their health. The acs is focused on cancer, with circumcision greatly decreasing the risk of a rare but devastating cancer for which a boy can now be immunized. You decide.
Dr. Simon Kimm
Dr. Simon Kimm commented
Urology 16 years experience
The rates of penile cancer in developed countries like the United States are vanishingly low, with 1,570 cases estimated in 2012. The incidence of these malignancies is much higher in parts of South America, Africa, and Asia.
Jul 19, 2012

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