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Should I be concerned about penile cancer or is it too too rare?

Should I be concerned about penile cancer or is it too too rare?

Concern Yes: In usa penile cancers are relatively uncommon ( if circumcised even less ) compared to developing world. Any ulcer or lesion on penis must be seen by a physician for presence or absence of penile cancer. ...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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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

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Please help docs! is penile cancer rare and is it hard or easy to treat or somewhere in the middle?

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

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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 does penile cancer look like?

What does penile cancer look like?

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

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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 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

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