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How does circumcision prevent developing penile cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Lower HPV rates

Human papilloma virus (hpv) increases the risk of penile cancer, just like it increases the risk of cervical cancer in women.
The presence of a foreskin increases the risk for hpv infection. This is one reason circumcised men have a lower rate of penile cancer. However, penile cancer is extremely rare, so decisions about circumcision should not be based on fear of penile cancer.

In brief: Lower HPV rates

Human papilloma virus (hpv) increases the risk of penile cancer, just like it increases the risk of cervical cancer in women.
The presence of a foreskin increases the risk for hpv infection. This is one reason circumcised men have a lower rate of penile cancer. However, penile cancer is extremely rare, so decisions about circumcision should not be based on fear of penile cancer.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Saves washing

Penile cancer almost only develops in uncircumcised men, however scandinavians who almost all remain uncirc'd are almost free of pc.
Answer is good hygiene. Highest incidence of pc is in tropics in men who do not or cannot retract their foreskins and wash underneath. Partners of unhygienic uncirc'd males have higher incidence of c of cervix. Human papilloma virus, loves foreskins and ? Causative.

In brief: Saves washing

Penile cancer almost only develops in uncircumcised men, however scandinavians who almost all remain uncirc'd are almost free of pc.
Answer is good hygiene. Highest incidence of pc is in tropics in men who do not or cannot retract their foreskins and wash underneath. Partners of unhygienic uncirc'd males have higher incidence of c of cervix. Human papilloma virus, loves foreskins and ? Causative.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Adherence

Apparently foreskin tissue provides a better site for the cancer cells to develop whether from virus or other unknown causes.

In brief: Adherence

Apparently foreskin tissue provides a better site for the cancer cells to develop whether from virus or other unknown causes.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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