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Penile Cancer Lumps
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
I have an lump on right testicle and I get red ruches on the right side of the scrotum. This makes me think a got 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
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
ON THE CONTRARY: Peancernile cancer is related to a combination of being uncircumcised and poor personal hygene. Uncircumcised men with poor personal hygene, especially if they have phimosis (tight foreskin) are at significant risk to develop penile cancer. Cleaning under the foreskin regularly virtually removes any risk of penile cancer. Penile cancer is virtually unknown in scandinavia where hygene is excellent. ...Read more
Very very rare: Age is no exception to cancers very rare possibility need examination by a physician and biopsy to confirm. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: There has been no known preventive measures for penile cancer except circumcision in the very early age may have some. Penile cancer is rare, but its care is still personal diligence in topical hygiene and vigilance in seeking timely professional attention as needed. This is about all what we can do to witness: Life is a constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty... ...Read more
Please help docs! Is penile cancer rare and is it hard or easy to treat or somewhere in the middle?
Not common: It is not common. Treatment will depend on the stage. Please discuss with your urologist and oncologist. ...Read more
Several looks: A red spot (especially on the glans). A bump usually with a rough surface. Less often an ulcer. Any lesion that stays around for two weeks and is worrisome should get seen. It's slow-growing and is easily cured in the early stages, but the price of neglecting it is high. ...Read more
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
Penile cancer: Signs of penile cancer include sores, lumps, discharge, and bleeding. Early on these symptoms are quite mild. As long as you have an 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
Stay vigilant: It's caused by hpv, so consider getting the immunization now. This won't protect you from strains you've already picked up. Use barrier protection except with your lifetime committed partner. Keep an eye on yourself and any lesions -- bumps, red areas, white areas -- need to be seen by your physician. Do this and you won't lose anything irreplacible to this dread disease. ...Read more