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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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Penile Cancer : Usually, a red sore that fails to heal or a white, crater-like patch forms. These are not painful. If it is painful, it is not likely to be cancer. The earlier penile cancer is treated, the better the prognosis. Penile cancer usually strikes men in their 60's, typically, so a sore on the penis at a much earlier age is likely to represent a skin condition or an infection.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Are the symptoms of penile cancer bad?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Penile cancer: Signs of penile cancer include sores, lumps, discharge, and bleeding. Early on these symptoms are quite mild. As long as you have an md check any symptoms that persist for more than a few weeks you can lower risk. Risk of penis cancer is higher in uncircumcised men, due to a higher risk of hpv infection. Other risks include age over 60, having phimosis, poor hygiene, smoking, multiple partners.
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What are symptoms of an established penile cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Ulcer: Most penile cancers are squamous cell carcinomas and present as nodules that ulcerate. The tumor spread to inguinal lymph nodes.
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of penile cancer and what age usually has it?

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Dr. Zafar Khan
Urology 58 years experience
Non healing ulcer : Penile cancer is generally found in middle aged or elderly men who are uncircumcised.It starts as an ulcer which does not heal and gradually gets larger. It is not very painful therefore men Donot seek advice early. Biopsy is the only way to confirm diagnosis. Surgery is the only effective treatment
A 31-year-old member asked:

Doctors, what are symptoms of penile cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Ulcer: An ulcerating lesion of the penis usually on the glans develops with bleeding and then parin. Lesion doesnt rsolve but enlarges frequently requiring amputation.

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