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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Penile cancer is usually caused by the papilloma virus and is nearly always found in men not circumcised at birth. It can be found in men in their 30s, especially in countries where men are not routinely circumcised and hygiene standards are lower. In the United States, most men diagnosed are elderly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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