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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of penile cancer?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 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.
Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
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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Are the symptoms of penile cancer bad?

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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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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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What are typically the early symptoms of penile cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ulcer, nodule: Penile cancers often occur at the junction of the glans and body. Symptoms may be thickening of the skin, uleration, bleeding, nodule formation and color chage.
Last updated Feb 11, 2016


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