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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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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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What are the symptoms of penile cancer?

What are the symptoms of penile cancer?

Usually none: Penile cancer is usually asymptomatic (ie, no symptoms). It may look ulcerated and have discharge, but there is usually no pain associated with it. There may be bleeding from the tumor or look dry and without discharge. ...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 doesnt 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

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Does penile cancer look like herpes, when it is starting?

Does penile cancer look like herpes, when it is starting?

It may: Early penile cancer may present as irritated skin, a discolored patch, ulcer or a raised lesion. A lay person, even a doctor may not be able to make the diagnosis by naked eye examination. If there is a lesion, it may need to be biopsied for examination by a pathologist. ...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