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Dr. Todd Morgan
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Penile Cancer (Overview)

Most penile cancers arise in the skin of the penis from the squamous cell layer (surface.) the pathology is typically a squamous cell cancer. Http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/types/penile.


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Need doctor help! How does penile cancer affect adults?

Need doctor help! How does penile cancer affect adults?

It's bad: For the man, up to and including loss of the organ and/or metastases and death. For the partner, increased cancer risk as it's hpv related. ...Read more

Dr. Todd Morgan
76 Doctors shared insights

Penile Cancer (Overview)

Most penile cancers arise in the skin of the penis from the squamous cell layer (surface.) the pathology is typically a squamous cell cancer. Http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/types/penile.


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What are the symptoms of penile cancer?

What are the symptoms of penile cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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Should I be concerned about penile cancer or is it too too rare?

Should I be concerned about penile cancer or is it too too rare?

Concern Yes: In usa penile cancers are relatively uncommon (if circumcised even less) compared to developing world. Any ulcer or lesion on penis must be seen by a physician for presence or absence of penile cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a screening test for penile cancer?

Is there a screening test for penile cancer?

Yes: The best screening test is self examination. Self examination makes the diagnosis. Biopsy confirms. Penile cancer while rare in the USA happens more commonly in men with uncircumcised penis; it is extremely rare to non-existent in men with a circumcised penis. The most effective screen is self examination. The most effective prevention is the circumcision particularly before 1 year of life. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How can you know if you have penile cancer?

How can you know if you have penile cancer?

If there are: Changes to the appearance of the penis including mass, skin discoloration, pain then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes penile cancer?

What causes penile cancer?

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. ...Read more

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It is extremely rare, but how is penile cancer treated? With chemotherapy?

It is extremely rare, but how is penile cancer treated? With chemotherapy?

It depends: On the stage of the cancer at presentation. In general most of the cases are treated surgically. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of penile cancer?

What's the best treatment to get rid of penile cancer?

Maybe brachytherapy: Depending on the stage of the penile cancer brachytherapy (implant radiation) can be an excellent option to treat penile cancer and can preserve the penis (i.e. None of it needs to be cut out). ...Read more

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What treatments are given for penile cancer?

What treatments are given for penile cancer?

Surgery: The mainstay of treatment for penile cancer is early diagnosis and then surgery. Surgery consists of removing a portion of the penis. Depending if the cancer has spread to inguinal lymph nodes, radiation and chemotherapy may be options as well. ...Read more

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Are there natural medicines to cure penile cancer?

Are there natural medicines to cure penile cancer?

Unfortunately, no: The standard treatments for cancers of the penis include: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, cryotherapy.
Natural medicines fall into the category of "complementary and alternative medicine" (cam) and are typically use in combination with conventional treatments. To learn more about "integrative oncology" check out: www. Integrativeoncology-essentials. Com. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about penile cancer? Brother had it.

Should I be concerned about penile cancer? Brother had it.

May be: There are no clear cut genetic patterns in penile cancer. However, given that you share half your genes and probably similar environment with your brother, it would be prudent to be on the look out for any changes in the penile skin, especially the glans penis. ...Read more

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How can one prevent penile cancer?

How can one prevent penile cancer?

Good hygiene & noHPV: Penile cancer is quite rare in the usa, and especially rare in circumcised men. Smegma, the secretions of the foreskin that accumulate underneath the prepuce in uncircumcised males, is proven to be carcinogenic in animals. Human papillomavirus (hpv) infection, which is sexually transmitted, is also likely a co-factor in many cases. So, good hygiene and avoiding penile contact with hpv are how. ...Read more

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What is penile cancer?

What is penile cancer?

Penis cancer: This is cancer of the penis. It is a malignant condition that will spread if left untreated. ...Read more

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What causes penile cancer?

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. ...Read more

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What does penile cancer look like?

What does penile cancer look like?

Several looks: A red spot (especially on the glans). A bump usually with a rough surface. Less often an ulcer. Any lesion that stays around for two weeks and is worrisome should get seen. It's slow-growing and is easily cured in the early stages, but the price of neglecting it is high. ...Read more

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What are the causes of penile cancer?

What are the causes of penile cancer?

Here are some...: The ultimate cause for cancer is the unwanted mutation of local cells leading to their non-stoppable division & growth in mass, which has been known to be associated with HPV infection notably by subtype 16 & 18, phimosis, no circumcision during young age, etc. But, clinically penile cancer is still a rarity. If concerned, see Doc by following info in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of penile cancer bad?

Are the symptoms of penile cancer bad?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of penile cancer?

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. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have penile cancer?

If there are: Changes to the appearance of the penis including mass, skin discoloration, pain then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is It Possible For A Teen To Have Penile Cancer?

Is It Possible For A Teen To Have Penile Cancer?

Squamous cell cancer: Never say never in medicine, but this would be low likelihood for a teenager. Definitely get an exam by your physician and also be sure and get the HPV vaccine, this prevents cervical cancer in women and penile cancer in men. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an established penile cancer?

What are symptoms of an established penile cancer?

Ulcer: Most penile cancers are squamous cell carcinomas and present as nodules that ulcerate. The tumor spread to inguinal lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Help I'm very worried about getting penile cancer?

Help I'm very worried about getting penile cancer?

Stay vigilant: It's caused by hpv, so consider getting the immunization now. This won't protect you from strains you've already picked up. Use barrier protection except with your lifetime committed partner. Keep an eye on yourself and any lesions -- bumps, red areas, white areas -- need to be seen by your physician. Do this and you won't lose anything irreplacible to this dread disease. ...Read more

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What are typically the early symptoms of penile cancer?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: penile cancer?

What is the definition or description of: penile cancer?

A penile skin cancer: Most penile cancers arise in the skin of the penis from the squamous cell layer (surface.) the pathology is typically a squamous cell cancer.
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/types/penile. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about penile cancer? Brother had it.

May be: There are no clear cut genetic patterns in penile cancer. However, given that you share half your genes and probably similar environment with your brother, it would be prudent to be on the look out for any changes in the penile skin, especially the glans penis. ...Read more

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What is the most common age at which men develop penile cancer?

What is the most common age at which men develop penile cancer?

Depends: Penile cancer is usually caused by the papilloma virus and is nearly always found in men not circumcised at birth. It can be found in men in their 30s, especially in countries where men are not routinely circumcised and hygiene standards are lower. In the United States, most men diagnosed are elderly. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about penile cancer or is it too too rare?

Concern Yes: In usa penile cancers are relatively uncommon (if circumcised even less) compared to developing world. Any ulcer or lesion on penis must be seen by a physician for presence or absence of penile cancer. ...Read more

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Can you get symptoms of penile cancer in teenagers or young adults?

Penile cancer is: Very, very, very unusual. Exubeant recreation is the most likely cause. Take a few days rest. If symptoms persist, you may have either trauma or infection, and may need the urgent care center. ...Read more

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Can a penile cancer lesion go away on its own as the cancer spreads?

No: Hi Mike,
Cancer of any type does not go away on it's own. Some type of treatment is necessary to eliminate it. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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Is penile cancer curable?

Is penile cancer curable?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for penile cancer?

Is there a cure for penile cancer?

Brachytherapy: In early stages of this disease brachytherapy can be used instead of surgery. This is an organ preserving treatment and can be highly effective for early stages of this disease. ...Read more

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How can one prevent penile cancer?

Good hygiene & noHPV: Penile cancer is quite rare in the usa, and especially rare in circumcised men. Smegma, the secretions of the foreskin that accumulate underneath the prepuce in uncircumcised males, is proven to be carcinogenic in animals. Human papillomavirus (hpv) infection, which is sexually transmitted, is also likely a co-factor in many cases. So, good hygiene and avoiding penile contact with hpv are how. ...Read more

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Could penile cancer look just like a cyst?

Could penile cancer look just like a cyst?

Probably not: Penile cancer looks alot more ulcerative and can have a wet appearance. As the cancer increases in size, it does not have characteristics of a cyst, which is typically round, soft, and mobile. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more