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A 22-year-old male asked:

My penis has had a small red rash on it for about 8 months. it hasn't gotten better or worse. i've tried monistat and neosporin but nothing has helped. it also looks slightly swollen. could it be penile cancer?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Have a doctor, especially a dermatologist take a look at the rash. It is not cancer.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
It's not: Cancer. Take your pick: dermatologist or urologist. Without a picture or better description the internet will not help. Also need to know if you are circumcised or not, on the glans or shaft...Just go and sho, and then you'll know. ;-).
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get it seen: Don't get all worried yet, but do what you must. There are some premalignant lesions that stay around for years as little red spots like you describe. Best have it seen and if need to simply excised.

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