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How does circumcision prevent developing penile cancer?

How does circumcision prevent developing penile cancer?

Lower HPV rates: Human papilloma virus (hpv) increases the risk of penile cancer, just like it increases the risk of cervical cancer in women. The presence of a foreskin increases the risk for hpv infection. This is one reason circumcised men have a lower rate of penile cancer. However, penile cancer is extremely rare, so decisions about circumcision should not be based on fear of penile cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is your opinion about the american cancer society recommending neonatal circumcision due to penile cancer?

What is your opinion about the american cancer society recommending neonatal circumcision due to penile cancer?

One of many benefits: During my military service, circumcision was the most common requested elective surgical procedure. It required general anesthesia, prolonged pain & recovery. This is avoided by neonatal circs. There are few obvious benefits but they add up. Why God told Jews & Muslims to start the practice is not clear, or to wait 8 days until they can clot & not bleed to death, but that's where it started. ...Read more

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Does circumcision at birth prevent penile cancer?

Does circumcision at birth prevent penile cancer?

Helps: Epidemiological evidence suggests lower penile cancer rate in circumcised men. Circumcision also reduces the risk of HIV acquisition.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

To some extent: Circumcision protects babies from utis in first year of life but, unlikely later in life. C does prevent penile cancer 99.9%. Cancer of penis is extremely rare in jews + muslims, but also in men who can retract their foreskins and wash underneath. On a regular basis, ie have good hygiene. Many excellent, controlled studies for Africa prove conclusively that c reduces risk of HIV 50-70%. Hpv similar. ...Read more

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I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?

I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?

Not so much: The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. ...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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What the risk of penile cancer from past HPV warts? I've heard conflicting information. I've also read it's almost nonexistent in circumcised men. True?

What the risk of penile cancer from past HPV warts? I've heard conflicting information. I've also read it's almost nonexistent in circumcised men. True?

Yes, ...: Penile cancer has its storng connection with long tight foreskin, and in some cases, some subtypes of HPV like 16 & 18 have been blamed, But, in reality, I would not worry about such as long as the whole glans penis and foreskin can be well exposed and cleansed. To help live a realistic life, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Contact me as needed. ...Read more

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

Does being circumcised make it less likely that I'll get an 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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How can lack of circumsision affect the risk of penile cancer? And what is the reason for this? Is it because of the collection of smegma?

How can lack of circumsision affect the risk of penile cancer? And what is the reason for this? Is it because of the collection of smegma?

Circumcision&cancer: Unfortunately the best evidence we have is that there is conflicting evidence of circumcision preventing penile cancer — especially when you factor in smegma and phimosis. Uncircumcised males may be at risk for sexually transmitted diseases and genital warts as the foreskin may trap things. Good genital hygiene is important to clean the entire penis. Hope this helps ...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 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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What treatments are given for penile cancer?

What treatments are given for penile cancer?

Surgery: The mainstay of treatment for penile cancer is early diagnosis and then surgery. Surgery consists of removing a portion of the penis. Depending on if the cancer has spread to inguinal lymph nodes, radiation and chemotherapy may be options as well. ...Read more

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Are there natural medicines to cure penile cancer?

Are there natural medicines to cure penile cancer?

Unfortunately, no: The standard treatments for cancers of the penis include: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, cryotherapy.
Natural medicines fall into the category of "complementary and alternative medicine" (cam) and are typically use in combination with conventional treatments. To learn more about "integrative oncology" check out: www.Integrativeoncology-essentials. Com. ...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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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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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 using silicone lube make it more likely that I will get penile cancer?

Does using silicone lube make it more likely that I will get penile cancer?

No: Risk factors for developing penile cancer include:
uncircumcised
chronic inflammation
smoking and tobacco use
exposrure to hpv. ...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?

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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What is penile cancer?

What is penile cancer?

Penis cancer: This is cancer of the penis. It is a malignant condition that will spread if left untreated. ...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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What are the causes of penile cancer?

Here are some...: The ultimate cause for cancer is the unwanted mutation of local cells leading to their non-stoppable division & growth in mass, which has been known to be associated with HPV infection notably by subtype 16 & 18, phimosis, no circumcision during young age, etc. But, clinically penile cancer is still a rarity. If concerned, see Doc by following info in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of penile cancer bad?

Are the symptoms of penile cancer bad?

Penile cancer: Signs of penile cancer include sores, lumps, discharge, and bleeding. Early on these symptoms are quite mild. As long as you have a md check any symptoms that persist for more than a few weeks you can lower risk. Risk of penis cancer is higher in uncircumcised men, due to a higher risk of hpv infection. Other risks include age over 60, having phimosis, poor hygiene, smoking, multiple partners. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have penile cancer?

How can you know if you have penile cancer?

If there are: Changes to the appearance of the penis including mass, skin discoloration, pain then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is It Possible For A Teen To Have Penile Cancer?

Squamous cell cancer: Never say never in medicine, but this would be low likelihood for a teenager. Definitely get an exam by your physician and also be sure and get the HPV vaccine, this prevents cervical cancer in women and penile cancer in men. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an established penile cancer?

Ulcer: Most penile cancers are squamous cell carcinomas and present as nodules that ulcerate. The tumor spread to inguinal lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: penile cancer?

What is the definition or description of: penile cancer?

A penile skin cancer: Most penile cancers arise in the skin of the penis from the squamous cell layer (surface.) the pathology is typically a squamous cell cancer.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/penile. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about penile cancer? Brother had it.

Should I be concerned about penile cancer? Brother had it.

May be: There are no clear cut genetic patterns in penile cancer. However, given that you share half your genes and probably similar environment with your brother, it would be prudent to be on the look out for any changes in the penile skin, especially the glans penis. ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber
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Circumcision (Definition)

Keep your baby's penis clean and dry. The initial redness and swelling should improve over 1 -2 weeks. Avoid wiping or swabbing the wound area. If there is a dressing, change it according ...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 ...Read more