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What is penile cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Penis cancer: This is cancer of the penis. It is a malignant condition that will spread if left untreated.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Cancer: Of the penis. Usually squamous cell type...A type of skin cancer.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for penile cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Yes... surgery: If detected at early stages then surgery of the primary cancer and lymph node dissection can be curative....Unfortunately when spread to distatn nodes or other organs it becomes incurable in many cases.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can you know if you have penile cancer?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
If there are: Changes to the appearance of the penis including mass, skin discoloration, pain then see your doctor.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes penile cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Poor hygiene: The most common risk factor for penile cancer is poor hygiene, typically in patients who are not circumcised. Another risk factor inlcudes penile hpv.
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.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is penile cancer curable?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Yes: The exact treatment and chances of cure are dependent on the stage of the person's penile cancer. Earlier stages are more likely curable than later stages of disease. Recommended treatments also vary with the stage of the disease.

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