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Penile Cancer Circumcision
Lower HPV rates: Human papilloma virus (hpv) increases the risk of penile cancer, just like it increases the risk of cervical cancer in women. The presence of a foreskin increases the risk for hpv infection. This is one reason circumcised men have a lower rate of penile cancer. However, penile cancer is extremely rare, so decisions about circumcision should not be based on fear of penile cancer. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
What is your opinion about the american cancer society recommending neonatal circumcision due to penile cancer?
One of many benefits: During my military service, circumcision was the most common requested elective surgical procedure. It required general anesthesia, prolonged pain & recovery. This is avoided by neonatal circs. There are few obvious benefits but they add up. Why God told Jews & Muslims to start the practice is not clear, or to wait 8 days until they can clot & not bleed to death, but that's where it started. ...Read more
What effect does circumcision have on penile cancer risk? I'm circumcised since birth but have had HPVwarts in the past. I know it is rare, but how rare?
Epidemiological evidence suggests lower penile cancer rate in circumcised men. Circumcision also reduces the risk of HIV acquisition.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
To some extent: Circumcision protects babies from utis in first year of life but, unlikely later in life. C does prevent penile cancer 99.9%. Cancer of penis is extremely rare in jews + muslims, but also in men who can retract their foreskins and wash underneath. On a regular basis, ie have good hygiene. Many excellent, controlled studies for Africa prove conclusively that c reduces risk of HIV 50-70%. Hpv similar. ...Read more
I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?
Not so much: The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. ...Read more
Small, flat, painless freckle like spots on the tip of my penis. Not sure how long I have had them. Penile cancer? I am circumcised.
Freckles : You're entitled to have freckles there, even if the sun seldom shines on it. More than a few guys do. Show your physician on your next office visit to be sure. ...Read more
What the risk of penile cancer from past HPV warts? I've heard conflicting information. I've also read it's almost nonexistent in circumcised men. True?
Yes, ...: Penile cancer has its storng connection with long tight foreskin, and in some cases, some subtypes of HPV like 16 & 18 have been blamed, But, in reality, I would not worry about such as long as the whole glans penis and foreskin can be well exposed and cleansed. To help live a realistic life, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Contact me as needed. ...Read more
How can lack of circumsision affect the risk of penile cancer? And what is the reason for this? Is it because of the collection of smegma?
Circumcision&cancer: Unfortunately the best evidence we have is that there is conflicting evidence of circumcision preventing penile cancer — especially when you factor in smegma and phimosis. Uncircumcised males may be at risk for sexually transmitted diseases and genital warts as the foreskin may trap things. Good genital hygiene is important to clean the entire penis. Hope this helps ...Read more
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
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
Penile cancer: Signs of penile cancer include sores, lumps, discharge, and bleeding. Early on these symptoms are quite mild. As long as you have a 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