Top
40
Doctor insights on: Are There Natural Cures For Penile Cancer

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Barry Rosen
4,351 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

16

16
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 doesn't rsolve but enlarges frequently requiring amputation. ...Read more

17

17
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

18

18
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
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

22

22
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

23

23
Worried about getting penile cancer at age 40. What can I do to prevent this?

Worried about getting penile cancer at age 40. What can I do to prevent this?

Here are some. ..: There has been no known preventive measures for penile cancer except circumcision in the very early age may have some. Penile cancer is rare, but its care is still personal diligence in topical hygiene and vigilance in seeking timely professional attention as needed. This is about all what we can do to witness: Life is a constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty... ...Read more

24

24
Have read bad hygiene can cause penile cancer. Please describe specificly "bad hygiene".

Have read bad hygiene can cause penile cancer. Please describe specificly "bad hygiene".

Foreskin?: Depending on circumcision status the area under the foreskin can accumulate dirt and debris from multiple sources. The risk is slightly increased in those not circumscribed that do not keep the area clean. ...Read more

25

25
Please help docs! Is penile cancer rare and is it hard or easy to treat or somewhere in the middle?

Please help docs! Is penile cancer rare and is it hard or easy to treat or somewhere in the middle?

Not common: It is not common. Treatment will depend on the stage. Please discuss with your urologist and oncologist. ...Read more

26

26
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

27

27
Burning penis is symtom of penile cancer?

Burning penis is symtom of penile cancer?

How about urethritis: Burning from the urethra (the tube that conducts urine ; semen to the outside world) usually signifies inflammation ("urethritis") as is typically seen with sexually transmitted disease, urinary tract infection, or instrumentation. Penile cancer is low on the list of possibilities, but see your doctor about getting appropriate diagnosis ; treatment asap or you risk at least urethral stenosis. ...Read more

28

28
What are HPV penile cancer remission and survival rates?

What are HPV penile cancer remission and survival rates?

Low, high: Cancer of the penis doesn't remit on its own, but if diagnosed early, the cure rate is very high. Keep an eye on it and report any bumps or red or white lesions early to your physician. ...Read more

29

29
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

30

30
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

31

31
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

32

32
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

33

33
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

34

34
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

35

35
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

37

37
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

38

38
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

39

39
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

40

40
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

Dr. Todd Morgan
76 Doctors shared insights

Penile Cancer (Definition)

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