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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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can HPV itself cause penile cancer? I generally keep my penile area clean(no smegma) and also tale immune boosters. Whats my penile cancer risk?

Can HPV itself cause penile cancer? I generally keep my penile area clean(no smegma) and also tale immune boosters. Whats my penile cancer risk?

Yes: Risk of penile cancer is less than one in 100,000 men. HPV is found in 50% of cases. Men who have a history of HPV DO have a higher risk of cancer than the population. Check out more stats here... http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm ...Read more

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I have 3 lesions on scrotum believed to be warts.next visit to uro in 2 weeks. Am i guaranteed penile cancer. Uncircumsized but no phimosis and clean?

I have 3 lesions on scrotum believed to be warts.next visit to uro in 2 weeks. Am i guaranteed penile cancer. Uncircumsized but no phimosis and clean?

No: There are no such guarantees in life. Our world is many shades of gray, not black or white. Hopefully, a person will never get penile cancer... but that means he has to die of something else, because all lives are finite on this Earth. Conversely, if a guy doesn't die of something else, he will die from penis cancer (note that this saying can apply to every disease known to man). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Can a yeast infection cause penile cancer?

Can a yeast infection cause penile cancer?

No, not related: Penile cancer is not very common, but a bad thing to have because the treatment might include cutting off part of the penis. A person should see a doctor whenever there is any unusual change on his penis. Yeast infections on either the penis or in a vagina are mild problems that are treated with anti-fungals. A yeast infection does not cause penile cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Umbreit
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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 ...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