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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

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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