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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. 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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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?

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?

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

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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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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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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 doesn't 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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Does not cleaning under your foreskin cause penile cancer?

Does not cleaning under your foreskin cause penile cancer?

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

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What is penile cancer? Where do the tumors grow--inside, outside?

What is penile cancer? Where do the tumors grow--inside, outside?

Skin cancer: Cancer of the penis usually affects the junction of the glans and shaft. Hpv is an etiologic factor. Most of the cancers of the penis are squamous cell carcinomas. They grow on the outside and spread to the local lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Has there ever been a case of Penile cancer in a 14 year old boy?

Has there ever been a case of Penile cancer in a 14 year old boy?

Very very rare: Age is no exception to cancers very rare possibility need examination by a physician and biopsy to confirm. ...Read more

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It is extremely rare, but how is penile cancer treated? With chemotherapy?

It is extremely rare, but how is penile cancer treated? With chemotherapy?

It depends: On the stage of the cancer at presentation. In general most of the cases are treated surgically. ...Read more

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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 squamous cell ...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