Can genital warts cause penile cancer?

Slightly higher risk. Genital warts and penile cancer are caused by different types of HPV. People with genital warts may have a slightly higher risk of penile cancer, but only a little bit. With or without past warts, penile cancer is very rare. And it's always easily curable, without serious surgery, if treated early. See a doctor to have warts treated, and get seen soon if any future bumps or sores on the penis.

Related Questions

Can you let me know how many/what strains of HPV (genital warts) cause penile cancer?

See below. Most cases of penile cancer are due to hpv 16, 18, 31, and 45. These are the same oncogenic (cancer-causing) strains that have been implicated in the development of cervical cancer, anal cancer, and squamous cell cancers of the mouth, head, and neck. Other strains have also been reported to cause cancer as well. Read more...

I am 20 years old and I think I have genital warts. Will be going for a biopsy. But what are my chances of penile cancer? I also have phimosis.

Answered? This Q was answered, but may be not what the inquirer likes to hear. In reality, adult circumcision is commonly done for it related symptomatic relief and will not prevent cancer occurrence, yet helping its early diagnosis due to easy visibility from no phimosis. Warts - biosy? Needed or not? If not going to change how you may live on, it is unnecessary. More? Ask local urologist. Read more...

I have genital warts on my scrotum. And also uncircumcised. I generally keep my penis clean inside and outside. No smegma. Chances of penile cancer? Low?

See below . Overall, penile cancer is a very rare cancer. And though it has been associated with certain high-risk strains of HPV and occurs almost exclusively in uncircumcised males....safe sex with regular condom usage and good, proper, regular penile hygiene are the most important and effective preventative measures against developing penile cancer. . Read more...

I am suffering from genital wart from the age of 14 years, now I am 32 years old. Not treated it yet. Will these warts causes penile cancer?

If untreated Yes. Find out if they are warts , from your doctor get them treated soon . You should have been vaccinated in boyhood , hpv vaccination is not for just girls only , is less often used . Read more...

How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

Genital warts. The hpv types that cause external visible warts (hpv types 6 and 11) rarely cause cancer. Other hpv types (most often types 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35) are less common in visible warts but are strongly associated with penile and vulvar intra-epithelial neoplasia (pre-cancerous changes) and squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of the genital area especially cervical cancer and less frequently invasive vulvar c. Read more...
16 and 18. Hpv type 16 and 18 are involved in most penile cancers. However, other types may also cause cancer. Read more...

Will getting a gardisil shot protect me from genital HPV and other HPV strands that cause cancer if I already have genital warts caused from hpv?

It will not protect . You from the type of hpv you have now but can protect form other strains of hpv there are many different strains and the gardisil protects against 2 strains the 2 most common strains taht cause genital warts - one of which you already have and the 2 most common strains that cause cervix cancer please s=discuss with your gyn. Read more...
Yes. The hpv types that cause warts and cancer are different. Gardasil may not help with your current infection but it can still prevent new infections with cancer (or wart) causing hpv types. Read more...

How does HPV cause genital warts and cancer at the same time?

Double answer. There is good evidence that the wart producing strains just produce warts.However, you get the non-wart strains (associated with cancer) the same way and often never know you have them unless specific testing is done. Read more...