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Can a yeast infection cause penile cancer?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No, not related

Penile cancer is not very common, but a bad thing to have because the treatment might include cutting off part of the penis.
A person should see a doctor whenever there is any unusual change on his penis. Yeast infections on either the penis or in a vagina are mild problems that are treated with anti-fungals. A yeast infection does not cause penile cancer.

In brief: No, not related

Penile cancer is not very common, but a bad thing to have because the treatment might include cutting off part of the penis.
A person should see a doctor whenever there is any unusual change on his penis. Yeast infections on either the penis or in a vagina are mild problems that are treated with anti-fungals. A yeast infection does not cause penile cancer.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
One reason for recommending circumcision in infancy is avoidance of penile cancer later in life.

In brief: Not really

A fungal (yeast) infection of the penis if left alone for a long period (years), may be associated with hyperplasia, which along with additional factors, may ultimately lead to dysplasia and then cancer. However, hygiene and circumscision are two factors known to be associated with a decreased risk of penile cancer.
Hpv is a known increased risk factor for cancer development.

In brief: Not really

A fungal (yeast) infection of the penis if left alone for a long period (years), may be associated with hyperplasia, which along with additional factors, may ultimately lead to dysplasia and then cancer. However, hygiene and circumscision are two factors known to be associated with a decreased risk of penile cancer.
Hpv is a known increased risk factor for cancer development.
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