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Can skin cancers be on a penis?

Can skin cancers be on a penis?

Penile skin cancer: Yes, skin cancers can occur on the genital area. Squamous cell carcinomas make up over 90% of penile skin cancers, are usually on the foreskin or glans and can be related to hpv infections. Melanomas and other skin cancers can occur on the penis, athough more rarely. If you have a persistent or changing lesion on the genital area, please have it examined by a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have a small black dot on the skin of my penis. Do I have cancer?

I have a small black dot on the skin of my penis. Do I have cancer?

Watch for two weeks: If it is not gone by two weeks, and it does not look like an ordinary benign pigmented lesion like you have elsewhere, then have it seen. The likelihood that this is cancer is very small, but it would need to be looked at. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry penis skin, do I have prostate cancer?

What to do if I have dry penis skin, do I have prostate cancer?

Not related....: Dry penile skin has not been known related with prostate cancer. But the common known risk factors for prostate cancer are blacks, family history of prostate cancer in first degree of relatives, and Agent Orange exposure. ...Read more

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Could a lump on the skin of my penis be penile cancer?

Could a lump on the skin of my penis be penile cancer?

Unlikely: Penile cancer doesn't usually present as a lump -- but i strongly encourage you to have it checked out by a physician. It's impossible to evaluate a lesion like that over the internet. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have skin cancer on my penis?I went tanning once abou 8 months ago and the next day a very small rash appeared and hasn't went away?

Is it possible to have skin cancer on my penis?I went tanning once abou 8 months ago and the next day a very small rash appeared and hasn't went away?

Possible: What you are describing does not sound typical of a skin cancer and it is a relatively rare area to develop a skin cancer. The more likely explanation is a rash that needs treatment. Consult a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I found a dark brown mole on the side of my penis that i did not have before. It is pretty big and has uneven borders. Can you get skin cancer ther?

I found a dark brown mole on the side  of my penis  that i did not have before. It is pretty big and has uneven borders. Can you get skin cancer  ther?

New moles: Any new mole, particularly one that is dark and has irregular borders needs to be shown to a dermatologist as soon as possible to rule out melanoma. ...Read more

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I have a little painless cyst like blister inside the skin of my penis shaft just under the region where foreskin meets shaft..Is it cancer?

Infectious?: I would think of infectious causes before i would think cancer. I refrain from sexual relations and see your friendly primary care doctor. ...Read more

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