Does circumcision at birth prevent penile cancer?

Helps. Epidemiological evidence suggests lower penile cancer rate in circumcised men. Circumcision also reduces the risk of HIV acquisition. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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How does circumcision prevent developing penile cancer?

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

What effect does circumcision have on penile cancer risk? I'm circumcised since birth but have had HPVwarts in the past. I know it is rare, but how rare?

Very rare, no worry. Penile cancer is very rare in everyone, regardless of circumcision or past HPV, about 2,000 per year in the US (among 320 million US population). Also, almost all penile cancer is curable when it appears, without radical or disfiguring treatment like amputation. The risk is higher in uncircumcised than those who are circumcised. The HPV types that cause warts and cancer are different. Read more...
Reduced risk. Rare. Not many. Anal squamous cell carcinoma is more common and more severe. Read more...

Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

May reduce risk. Data on infant uti's in the 80's & 90's showed >90% of affected boys were uncircumcised. Much of this data was available because the infants were hospitalized. Some studies suggest a lower risk but not prevention of std's or aids. Carcinoma of the foreskin will not occur if it is removed, but the skin of the shaft remains available for cancerous change.The risk may be reduced but never eliminated. Read more...
To some extent. Circumcision protects babies from utis in first year of life but, unlikely later in life.C does prevent penile cancer 99.9%. Cancer of penis is extremely rare in jews + muslims, but also in men who can retract their foreskins and wash underneath. On a regular basis, ie have good hygiene.Many excellent, controlled studies fro africa prove conclusively that c reduces risk of HIV 50-70%. Hpv similar. Read more...

What is your opinion about the american cancer society recommending neonatal circumcision due to penile cancer?

Not clear-"cut" This is an emotional, politicized issue. Any newborn boy may grow up to be a man who would strongly preferred to have a foreskin, and such men are not rare -- i'm all about choice. About 10% of boys need circumcision for their health. The acs is focused on cancer, with circumcision greatly decreasing the risk of a rare but devastating cancer for which a boy can now be immunized. You decide. Read more...
One of many benefits. During my military service, circumcision was the most common requested elective surgical procedure. It required general anesthesia, prolonged pain & recovery. This is avoided by neonatal circs. There are few obvious benefits but they add up. Why God told Jews & Muslims to start the practice is not clear, or to wait 8 days until they can clot & not bleed to death, but that's where it started. Read more...

How can one prevent penile cancer?

Good hygiene & noHPV. Penile cancer is quite rare in the usa, and especially rare in circumcised men. Smegma, the secretions of the foreskin that accumulate underneath the prepuce in uncircumcised males, is proven to be carcinogenic in animals. Human papillomavirus (hpv) infection, which is sexually transmitted, is also likely a co-factor in many cases. So, good hygiene and avoiding penile contact with hpv are how. Read more...

I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?

No worries. Different HPV types cause warts than cancer. Penile cancer is very rare in both circumcised and uncircumcised men. Equally important, all penile cancer is easily cured if diagnosed and treated early. See a doctor if you develop any unexplained future penile bumps or sores. If that were to happen, it's probably 20 or more years in the future. Read more...
Not so much. The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. Read more...

Small, flat, painless freckle like spots on the tip of my penis. Not sure how long I have had them. Penile cancer? I am circumcised.

Unlikely. Periodically examine the freckle. Y If the freckle/mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Read more...
Highly unlikely. Freckles can occur on the penis, and just like any freckle, they are benign. A freckle is simply an area of pigmentation or accumulation of the pigment melanin. It might be called penile melanosis or a pigmented nevus/mole of the penis. Post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation can develop after minor trauma/infection/irritation. Dermatologist can tell for sure; cancer quite unlikely. Stay well:) Read more...
Freckles . You're entitled to have freckles there, even if the sun seldom shines on it. More than a few guys do. Show your physician on your next office visit to be sure. . Read more...

What the risk of penile cancer from past HPV warts? I've heard conflicting information. I've also read it's almost nonexistent in circumcised men. True?

Yes, ... Penile cancer has its storng connection with long tight foreskin, and in some cases, some subtypes of HPV like 16 & 18 have been blamed, But, in reality, I would not worry about such as long as the whole glans penis and foreskin can be well exposed and cleansed. To help live a realistic life, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Contact me as needed. Read more...
Yes/no. For one thing, the strains that produce warts are not associated with cancer, but you could have picked up non-wart cancer associated strains the same way Since circumcised men have the whole penis available for monitoring, recognition & treatment before any cancerous change would be easier. There is no 100% prevention with a circ, but it sure helps. Read more...

Does being circumcised make it less likely that i'll get a uti, hiv, and penile cancer?

Yes. Protection provided by circumcision from developing penile cancer has been well established. Circumcised male infants have much less chance to develop UTI only during the first year of life. The protection against getting infected with HIV is only modest. Read more...
Cancer yes, UTI no. Circumcision makes you 99.9% unlikely to get penile cancer. Utis in man are not very common until you reach the age when your prostate gland starts to enlarge, usually late 70s -70s. Likelihood for getting HIV is probably lower, it certainly was in large clinical trials in africa. Chances will be about nil if your partner/s are HIV negative. Read more...