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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

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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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. ...Read more

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Red/brownish dot found on head of penis. It doesn't itch nor painful. I had frottage 7-8 months ago. Could this be Herpes? Cancer? I'm scared

Red/brownish dot found on head of penis. It doesn't itch nor painful. I had frottage 7-8 months ago. Could this be Herpes? Cancer? I'm scared

Not cancer: Not typical herpes but you can get a blood test to see if you carry this virus. Vit c, biotin, acai all useless waste of money. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.:) ...Read more

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I had 3 ct scans. Abdomen/pelvis last year, head and chest this year. Now I find out they give you cancer! Should I be concerned?

I had 3 ct scans. Abdomen/pelvis last year, head and chest this year. Now I find out they give you cancer! Should I be concerned?

No: The radiation from a CT scan is the same or less than you get from natural causes while flying in an airplane. The conditions that the CT scan is monitoring are far more dangerous. ...Read more

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I’ve had 3 ct scans: abdomen/pelvis, low-dose chest and head. I read I’ll probably get cancer from these. Should I be concerned? 41/m

I’ve had 3 ct scans: abdomen/pelvis, low-dose chest and head. I read I’ll probably get cancer from these. Should I be concerned? 41/m

Yes: Be concerned because this indicates you are reading the wrong stuff. It is always concerning when patients get their hands on the wrong stuff and read it, as it scares patients. One should keep trying to get the right stuff to read, for whatever future questions one has. In this case, the right stuff will state that nobody will "probably get cancer from" three typical CT scans. ...Read more

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Due to hypochondria I had 3 ct scans. Abdomen/pelvis last year, chest and head this year. Will I get cancer from the radiation? So scared.

Due to hypochondria I had 3 ct scans. Abdomen/pelvis last year, chest and head this year. Will I get cancer from the radiation? So scared.

Health Anxiety: Can be very unsettling but it is also very treatable. Please see a mental health professional after medical conditions are ruled out by your doc. Self-disclosure is a part of any relationship so share your concerns w/your potential partner. Cognitive therapy and clinical hypnosis can be very effective. See www. Asch. Net for some referrals or leads for clinical hypnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have lumps on my penis does this lead to cancer?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining the "lumps". At your age the lumps are likely to be sebaceous cysts. Please see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Is penis cancer painful enough that I would definitely notice it?

Is penis cancer painful enough that I would definitely notice it?

No: Penile cancer is generally not painful. It is detected by clinical and visual examination. There may also be a foul smell from the site, depending on the length of time it has been present. There may also be some difficulty with urination but is also generally not painful. ...Read more

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How do you get penis cancer? How do you get it, and how can you tell if it is cancer?

Look for any growth: Any new growth would be suspect as potential cancer. Your doctors can help with the diagnosis. Sometimes they have to do a biopsy of any new growth if it does not settle down in 2 weeks.
The cause of this cancer is not always clear cut. ...Read more

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Can man live without his penis if he has cancer in his penis?

Yes: Depending on where the cancer is, he may had some part of the organ left after surgery, but the actual mechanics will be determined on a case be case basis and best by the urologist/surgeon. ...Read more