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A 36-year-old member asked:

how long can you live with stage ii penile cancer?

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Dr. Ben Ferguson
Dr. Ben Fergusonanswered
General Surgery 10 years experience
Long, if treated: For penile cancer that has not spread to lymph nodes (i.e. For stages i and ii), cure rates after surgery have been reported to be between 80 and 100%. Once there is spread to lymph nodes, the prognosis becomes much more grim, underscoring the importance of prompt treatment; the longer one goes without treatment, the further the cancer spreads and the more difficult it is to treat successfully.
Dr. Ki Chung
Dr. Ki Chunganswered
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Depends: Adequate staging will be required. Often need inguinal lymph node biopsy. Survival depends on therapeutic approach & accurate staging.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Most men survive nowadays, variably mutilated. The HPV vaccine will be a great plus for us men as well as for women -- it protects us from this dread cancer.
Aug 17, 2013

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of penile cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Usually none: Penile cancer is usually asymptomatic (ie, no symptoms). It may look ulcerated and have discharge, but there is usually no pain associated with it. There may be bleeding from the tumor or look dry and without discharge.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the difference in the various stages of colon cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Survival, but.....: Used to be, the short answer was simply survival risk with stage 1 having the best prognosis and stage IV the worst. While stages 1/2 still have the highest survival rates but improved surgical techniques and chemotherapy and i'd add lifestyle changes, have leveled the playing field greatly. Colon cancer, even advanced is often quite treatable.
A 81-year-old member asked:

Is provenge (sipuleucel-t) the leading treatment of prostate cancer?

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Dr. Anthony Back
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
It's only for some: Provenge (sipuleucel-t) is used in a very specific clinical situation with prostate cancer--definitely not indicated for everyone. The best treatment depends on the stage and grade of the cancer.
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
It is a complicated and very expensive treatment that has a small benefit for a very small group of patients. Most oncologist nationally use it very infrequently
May 18, 2013
A 29-year-old member asked:

Blood out of the mouth mean you have cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not necessarily: Periodontal disease is a more likely cause. However, bleeding anywhere is a cause for concern and you should consult you doctor for an examination and evaluation.
A 40-year-old member asked:

If i've been using smokeless tobacco for two years, how can I tell if I will get oral cancer?

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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
High risk: Smokeless tobacco greatly increases your chances of oral cancer. If you drink alcohol with it, the risk is even greater. You will inevitably get some form of oral pathology if you continue to use smokeless tobacco. Please stop immediately.

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