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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

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

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause penis cancer?

Can masturbation cause penis cancer?

No: Cancer of the penis is caused by a few strains of hpv, it's fairly common in some communities especially among uncircumcised men; the precursor lesions stay visible for at least months and can be removed for cure. Enjoying your body like essentially all men do won't promote it, and you should ignore health advice from anyone who tried to frighten you with this tall tale. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my partner has/had cervical cancer, am I more likely to get penis cancer?

Not at all, unrelated: Penile cancer is very rare, almost non existent in either circumcised males or in uncircumcised men who can retarct their foreskins 7 clean underneath. Almost every case of penile cancer is associated with a non-retractile foreskin + poor penile hygeine. Even then not related to cancer of cervix in partners. Be happy, u have a willing sex partner & u r off the hook regarding risk of penile cancer. ...Read more

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Heavy masturbate can cause testis cancer and penis cancer?

Heavy masturbate can cause testis cancer and penis cancer?

No: I'm sorry there are people in the world who would tell you something like this. You should be able to enjoy your body and your emerging manhood without people trying to manipulate you through fear. Think about the girl you'll marry, and vary your technique to be prepared for different possible partners. Cherish the time and who you are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...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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I know a certain strain of HPV causes cervical cancer. Is it more likely to get penis cancer if your partner has had cervical cancer?

Not the case: Almost all cases of penile cancer are associated with male being uncircumcised with a tight poreskin (phimosis) preventing adequate penile hygeine. Men do not develop penile cancer from partners who develop cervical cancer. ...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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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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Is penile cancer curable?

Is penile cancer curable?

Yes: The exact treatment and chances of cure are dependent on the stage of the person's penile cancer. Earlier stages are more likely curable than later stages of disease. Recommended treatments also vary with the stage of the disease. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for penile cancer?

Is there a cure for penile cancer?

Brachytherapy: In early stages of this disease brachytherapy can be used instead of surgery. This is an organ preserving treatment and can be highly effective for early stages of this disease. ...Read more

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How can one prevent penile cancer?

How can one prevent penile cancer?

Good hygiene & noHPV: Penile cancer is quite rare in the usa, and especially rare in circumcised men. Smegma, the secretions of the foreskin that accumulate underneath the prepuce in uncircumcised males, is proven to be carcinogenic in animals. Human papillomavirus (hpv) infection, which is sexually transmitted, is also likely a co-factor in many cases. So, good hygiene and avoiding penile contact with hpv are how. ...Read more

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Could penile cancer look just like a cyst?

Could penile cancer look just like a cyst?

Probably not: Penile cancer looks alot more ulcerative and can have a wet appearance. As the cancer increases in size, it does not have characteristics of a cyst, which is typically round, soft, and mobile. ...Read more

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Are there natural cures for penile cancer?

Are there natural cures for penile cancer?

No: Depending on the size, penile cancer can be managed with topical chemotherapy, local excision, radiation, or radical surgery with removal of part or all of the phallus. ...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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Doctors, what are symptoms of penile cancer?

Doctors, what are symptoms of penile cancer?

Ulcer: An ulcerating lesion of the penis usually on the glans develops with bleeding and then parin. Lesion doesn't rsolve but enlarges frequently requiring amputation. ...Read more

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How long can you live with stage II penile cancer?

How long can you live with stage II penile cancer?

Long, if treated: For penile cancer that has not spread to lymph nodes (i.e. For stages I and ii), cure rates after surgery have been reported to be between 80 and 100%. Once there is spread to lymph nodes, the prognosis becomes much more grim, underscoring the importance of prompt treatment; the longer one goes without treatment, the further the cancer spreads and the more difficult it is to treat successfully. ...Read more

Dr. Todd Morgan
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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