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I have heard that long term balanitis will cause penile cancer, is that true?

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The two most common risk factors for penile cancer is being uncircumcised and infection with the HPV virus.
Inability to retract foreskin, tobacco use, age >60, poor penile hygiene, and chronic inflammation (balanitis) are additional modifiable risk factors. Important to determine the cause of recurring balanitis which is often an indication for circumcision.

In brief: See below

The two most common risk factors for penile cancer is being uncircumcised and infection with the HPV virus.
Inability to retract foreskin, tobacco use, age >60, poor penile hygiene, and chronic inflammation (balanitis) are additional modifiable risk factors. Important to determine the cause of recurring balanitis which is often an indication for circumcision.
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