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Dr. Chris Kyle Dr. Kyle
Urology
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Tarek Naguib Dr. Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
36 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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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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Dr. Patricio Gargollo Dr. Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
17 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Steven Hebert Dr. Hebert
Pathology
25 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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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.

Dr. Charles Gordon Dr. Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Symptoms of penile cancer include what kind of penis changes?

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.

Dr. R Condon Hughes Dr. Hughes
Dermatopathology
37 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Please let me know if there is such thing as penile cancer, cancer in the penis or that area?

Please let me know if there is such thing as penile cancer, cancer in the penis or that area?

Yes: The most common form of penile cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma. It is often associated with hpv (human papilloma virus), which can be sexually transfitted.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Small, flat, painless freckle like spots on the tip of my penis. Not sure how long I have had them. Penile cancer? I am circumcised.

Small, flat, painless freckle like spots on the tip of my penis. Not sure how long I have had them. Penile cancer? I am circumcised.

Freckles: You're entitled to have freckles there, even if the sun seldom shines on it. More than a few guys do. Show your physician on your next office visit to be sure.

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What produces penile cancer how long till the penis has to be amputated?

What produces penile cancer how long till the penis has to be amputated?

Combination: A combination of poor hygiene (often not the man's fault if the foreskin is tight) and infection with a cancer-producing strain of hpv. Now that the hpv vaccine is offered to teenaged boys, we will hopefully see even less of this dread tumor. In the meantime, any wart or red spot that doesn't go away needs to be looked at to save this important body part!

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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it safe to apply lotion to my penis long term? It always gets dry. I just wanna know if long term use won't give penile cancer or something.

Is it safe to apply lotion to my penis long term? It always gets dry. I just wanna know if long term use won't give penile cancer or something.

No worries.: Use bland emollient creams. They won't cause cancer. PS cancer of the penis due to any cause is pretty uncommon. Recognize that some of those creams may cause deterioration of condoms and could cause unexpected breakage.

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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I went tanning about 8 months ago and have had a rash on penis since, is it possible to get penile cancer from tanning 1 time?

I went tanning about 8 months ago and have had a rash on penis since, is it possible to get penile cancer from tanning 1 time?

NO: Don't worry you will not get penile cancer, so many other factors involved to get one, age (not at 25), personal hygiene, not cleaning fore skin, exposure to carcinogens like chimney sweeping etc, uncommon in western world, you rash may some allergic reaction from detergents, under wear go and see your doctor and keep you mind at ease.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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If you have hpv on penis, and if you keep your general penile hygiene good with no smegma, do you get penile cancer still? Scared!

If you have hpv on penis, and if you keep your general penile hygiene good with no smegma, do you get penile cancer still? Scared!

Rare but happens: The risk depends on the strain. The wart strains appear to have no potential to trigger penile cancer. Next, you have ample opportunity should the process begin to seek out treatment before it transitions to a cancer. Just pay attention to the penis & examine it on a regular basis. If any odd sores or skin changes occur, have it evaluated.

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Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
Urology
40 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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I have genital warts on my scrotum. And also uncircumcised. I generally keep my penis clean inside and outside. No smegma. Chances of penile cancer? Low?

I have genital warts on my scrotum. And also uncircumcised. I generally keep my penis clean inside and outside. No smegma. Chances of penile cancer? Low?

See below: Overall, penile cancer is a very rare cancer. And though it has been associated with certain high-risk strains of HPV and occurs almost exclusively in uncircumcised males....safe sex with regular condom usage and good, proper, regular penile hygiene are the most important and effective preventative measures against developing penile cancer.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can a lump on a testicle be penile cancer?

Can a lump on a testicle be penile cancer?

No, but....: ... It is testicular cancer until proved otherwise. Get right with your physician in the hopes of saving your life and hopefully also your fertility.

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Dr. Richard Sarle Dr. Sarle
Urology
18 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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 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