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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Doctors, what are symptoms of penile cancer?

Doctors, what are symptoms of penile cancer?

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. ...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 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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What are typically the early symptoms of penile cancer?

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

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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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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Symptoms of penile cancer include what kind of penis changes?

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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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?

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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

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Are there natural cures for penile cancer?

Are there natural cures for penile cancer?

No: Depending on the size, penile cancer can be managed with topical chemotherapy, local excision, radiation, or radical surgery with removal of part or all of the phallus. ...Read more

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Can nocturnal emissions cause penile cancer?

Can nocturnal emissions cause penile cancer?

Nocturnal emissions : Are healthy and normal. They are no cause for concern, and rather, should be reassuring. They DO NOT cause cancer or any untoward consequence. If you remain concerned, schedule a time to talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can you live with stage II penile cancer?

How long can you live with stage II penile cancer?

Long, if treated: For penile cancer that has not spread to lymph nodes (i.e. For stages i and ii), cure rates after surgery have been reported to be between 80 and 100%. Once there is spread to lymph nodes, the prognosis becomes much more grim, underscoring the importance of prompt treatment; the longer one goes without treatment, the further the cancer spreads and the more difficult it is to treat successfully. ...Read more

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Does penile cancer look like herpes, when it is starting?

Does penile cancer look like herpes, when it is starting?

It may: Early penile cancer may present as irritated skin, a discolored patch, ulcer or a raised lesion. A lay person, even a doctor may not be able to make the diagnosis by naked eye examination. If there is a lesion, it may need to be biopsied for examination by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Does not cleaning under your foreskin cause penile cancer?

Does not cleaning under your foreskin cause penile cancer?

ON THE CONTRARY: Peancernile cancer is related to a combination of being uncircumcised and poor personal hygene. Uncircumcised men with poor personal hygene, especially if they have phimosis (tight foreskin) are at significant risk to develop penile cancer. Cleaning under the foreskin regularly virtually removes any risk of penile cancer. Penile cancer is virtually unknown in scandinavia where hygene is excellent. ...Read more

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What is penile cancer? Where do the tumors grow--inside, outside?

What is penile cancer? Where do the tumors grow--inside, outside?

Skin cancer: Cancer of the penis usually affects the junction of the glans and shaft. Hpv is an etiologic factor. Most of the cancers of the penis are squamous cell carcinomas. They grow on the outside and spread to the local lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Has there ever been a case of Penile cancer in a 14 year old boy?

Has there ever been a case of Penile cancer in a 14 year old boy?

Very very rare: Age is no exception to cancers very rare possibility need examination by a physician and biopsy to confirm. ...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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Dr. Todd Morgan
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Penile Cancer (Definition)

Most penile cancers arise in the skin of the penis from the squamous cell layer (surface.) the pathology is typically a ...Read more


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