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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

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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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Pain in groin on right side above the penis root.Pressed slightly to check and feels like some swollen veins at the painful spot.20 yo male.Cancer?

probably not: The most common cause for pain in the inguinal region is the development of a hernia. Not a likely spot for a tumor. See your physician and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can skin cancers be on a penis?

Can skin cancers be on a penis?

Penile skin cancer: Yes, skin cancers can occur on the genital area. Squamous cell carcinomas make up over 90% of penile skin cancers, are usually on the foreskin or glans and can be related to hpv infections. Melanomas and other skin cancers can occur on the penis, athough more rarely. If you have a persistent or changing lesion on the genital area, please have it examined by a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can man live without his penis if he has cancer in his penis ?

Yes: Depending on where the cancer is, he may had some part of the organ left after surgery, but the actual mechanics will be determined on a case be case basis and best by the urologist/surgeon. ...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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I have lumps on my penis does this lead to cancer?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining the "lumps". At your age the lumps are likely to be sebaceous cysts. Please see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small black dot on the skin of my penis. Do I have cancer?

Watch for two weeks: If it is not gone by two weeks, and it does not look like an ordinary benign pigmented lesion like you have elsewhere, then have it seen. The likelihood that this is cancer is very small, but it would need to be looked at. ...Read more