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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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What are the causes of penile cancer?

What are the causes of penile cancer?

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

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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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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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Help i'm very worried about getting penile cancer?

Help i'm very worried about getting penile cancer?

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

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What are typically the early symptoms of penile cancer?

Ulcer, nodule: Penile cancers often occur at the junction of the glans and body. Symptoms may be thickening of the skin, uleration, bleeding, nodule formation and color chage. ...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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What is the most common age at which men develop penile cancer?

What is the most common age at which men develop penile cancer?

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 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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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