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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is there a correlation between using silicone lube and penile cancer?

Is there a correlation between using silicone lube and penile cancer?

No: There is no correlation between silicone lubricant and penile cancer. However, unprotected intercourse can lead to exposure to hpv which is a risk factor for penile cancer. ...Read more

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Does being circumcised make it less likely that i'll get a uti, hiv, and penile cancer?

Does being circumcised make it less likely that i'll get a uti, hiv, and penile cancer?

Yes: Protection provided by circumcision from developing penile cancer has been well established. Circumcised male infants have much less chance to develop UTI only during the first year of life. The protection against getting infected with HIV is only modest. ...Read more

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If one has hpv, is there any way to get tested for penile cancer?

If one has hpv, is there any way to get tested for penile cancer?

No: No. There is no pap test for penile dysplasia that I am aware of. Biopsy of a lesion would be required. ...Read more

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Can you get symptoms of penile cancer in teenagers or young adults?

Can you get symptoms of penile cancer in teenagers or young adults?

Penile cancer is: Very, very, very unusual. Exubeant recreation is the most likely cause. Take a few days rest. If symptoms persist, you may have either trauma or infection, and may need the urgent care center. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of penile cancer?

What's the best treatment to get rid of penile cancer?

Maybe brachytherapy: Depending on the stage of the penile cancer brachytherapy (implant radiation) can be an excellent option to treat penile cancer and can preserve the penis (i.e. None of it needs to be cut out). ...Read more

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If penile cancer is detected early, is amputation necessary?even with hpv present, if you keep your penile hygiene well, do you get penile cancer?

If penile cancer is detected early, is amputation necessary?even with hpv present, if you keep your penile hygiene well, do you get penile cancer?

Stage One and Two: In the early stages of penile cancer, amputation is not in the treatment plan. With the presence of HPV, hygeine does not decrease the risk of disease. Hope this helps! http://www.cancer.gov/types/penile/patient/penile-treatment-pdq ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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


Silicone (Definition)

Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically rubber-like, they are used medically in breast implants and to replace arthritic mp ...Read more