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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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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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Can splinter cause penile cancer? saw urologist who said he didn't feel anything. not sure how long had two spots like moles. is it cancer? some red.

Can splinter cause penile cancer? saw urologist who said he didn't feel anything. not sure how long had two spots like moles. is it cancer? some red.

No cancer: Trauma to or splinter penetrating penis cant induce cancer. In this instance, cancer is induced by viral transformation of cells secondary to the HPV vius which resides in the mucosal lining of the foreskin and can induce cancer or transmit cancer to a sexual partner in the form of cervix cancer. Spots may be hemangioma or nevus secondary to trauma. ...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 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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How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

Genital warts: The hpv types that cause external visible warts (hpv types 6 and 11) rarely cause cancer. Other hpv types (most often types 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35) are less common in visible warts but are strongly associated with penile and vulvar intra-epithelial neoplasia (pre-cancerous changes) and squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of the genital area especially cervical cancer and less frequently invasive vulvar c. ...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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I am suffering from genital wart from the age of 14 years, now I am 32 years old. Not treated it yet. Will these warts causes penile cancer ?

I am suffering from genital wart from the age of 14 years, now I am 32 years old. Not treated it yet. Will these warts causes penile cancer ?

If untreated Yes: Find out if they are warts , from your doctor get them treated soon . You should have been vaccinated in boyhood , hpv vaccination is not for just girls only , is less often used ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many/what strains of HPV (genital warts) cause penile cancer?

Can you let me know how many/what strains of HPV (genital warts) cause penile cancer?

See below: Most cases of penile cancer are due to hpv 16, 18, 31, and 45. These are the same oncogenic (cancer-causing) strains that have been implicated in the development of cervical cancer, anal cancer, and squamous cell cancers of the mouth, head, and neck. Other strains have also been reported to cause cancer as well. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Umbreit
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