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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.

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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.

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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.

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What to do if I have dry penis head & testicular pain, is it cancer?

What to do if I have dry penis head & testicular pain, is it cancer?

Here are some. ..: Dry penis and testicular pain are unlikely related. But, to address your concern, it's good idea to collect the onset, degree, duration, & interval as well as possible related symptoms such as nausea or pain in ipsilateral groin or LQ of abdomen over time with detailed sequence of events, and bring those to Doc for analysis, more Hx, physicals, and possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for? RX.

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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.

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Developed two "moles" on penis head. Don't know when. Should I get blood tested for cancer?

Developed two "moles" on penis head. Don't know when. Should I get blood tested for cancer?

Penis bumps: A blood test will not help you to analyze these bumps on your penis. You should see a Dermatologist to evaluate them for you.

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Scortum very itch, dry, brake out small pinple. Penis head is red, small pinple formed as ring. Some what look as fungus? Some what like skin cancer?

Scortum very itch, dry, brake out small pinple. Penis head is red, small pinple formed as ring. Some what look as fungus? Some what like skin cancer?

See ur MD asap: See a MD, you may have a sexually transmitted disease. Syphilis, herpes, fungus are in the differential. Accurate diagnosis and treatment are in your best interest.

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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.

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26 years old. For 3+ years had movable painless lump under skin of penis shaft near head of penis. Grown slightly to 1cm in diameter now. Cancer or cyst?

26 years old. For 3+ years had movable painless lump under skin of penis shaft near head of penis. Grown slightly to 1cm in diameter now. Cancer or cyst?

EIC?: Probably an epidermal inclusion cyst. These are benign. If it's bothering you, see a urologist who can safely remove it for you. Best of luck.

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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.

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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.

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Slightly raised, dry irregular shaped bump on skin of penis shaft. Not wart or cancer. It is brownish looking and rough to touch. Approx 2mm diameter.

Slightly raised, dry irregular shaped bump on skin of penis shaft. Not wart or cancer. It is brownish looking and rough to touch. Approx 2mm diameter.

See in real life: Skin bumps can sometimes be diagnosed via video. A patient can try HealthTap PRIME for a virtual consult (there is a fee). Otherwise, one's primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine the bump. It could still be a wart, even if it doesn't stick out much. It could be an usual mole or a closed comedone. It may be best to get it examined, so that the doctor gets the texture and feel of it.

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I get painless red spots on the head& shaft of my penis, after sex, takes a month to go away. No condoms, same gf for 7 years. Penile cancer?

I get painless red spots on the head& shaft of my penis, after sex, takes a month to go away. No condoms, same gf for 7 years. Penile cancer?

Not likely, but. ..: This description does not sound like cancer. It may be a skin infection/ disease. Need to show these lesions to a skin doctor or your family doc.

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Ultrasound done. Not cancer. Looks like vessel clog. Lump under skin under penis head. Itchy only after masturbation. No pain. What could it be?

Ultrasound done. Not cancer. Looks like vessel clog. Lump under skin under penis head. Itchy only after masturbation. No pain. What could it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to consult your doctor.

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Had prostate cancer 3 yrs ago and did radiation treatment successfully. Am I more likely to have skin cancer in scrotum, penis? Itch, braking out bad.

Had prostate cancer 3 yrs ago and did radiation treatment successfully. Am I more likely to have skin cancer in scrotum, penis? Itch, braking out bad.

No: The radiation you received for ca. Prostate was focused on the prostate. You will not get skin cancer in your genitals. Best wishes for you to remain cancer free.:)

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Red odorous bumps looks like pimples under penis head partner had cancer causing HPV but treated could she give me genital warts? Or is it yeast inf?

Red odorous bumps looks like pimples under penis head partner had cancer causing HPV but treated could she give me genital warts? Or is it yeast inf?

HPV or Yeast: The cancer causing strains of hpv differ from those causing genital warts & someone can acquire more than 1 strain and pass it. It may also be dormant for some time before the warts form.Yeast may form an irritating site on a genital surface but I've never seen it cause pimple like structures. Hpv can produce quite a foul odor.

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