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Cancer of Penis

Information about Cancer of Penis

We Have to Know about the Cancer of Penis

  • Cancer of the penis is cancer that starts in the penis, an organ that makes up part of the male reproductive system

Causes of Cancer of Penis

  • The exact cause is unknown
  • Smegma, a cheese-like, foul-smelling substance found under the foreskin of the penis may increase the risk of penis cancer

Do’s and Don’ts of Cancer of Penis

  • Circumcision may decrease the risk
  • Men who are not circumcised should be taught at an early age the importance of cleaning beneath the foreskin as part of their personal hygiene
  • Good personal hygiene and safer sexual practices, such as abstinence, limiting the number of sexual partners, and use of condoms to prevent genital herpes infection, may decrease the risk of developing penile cancer

Signs & Symptoms of Cancer of Penis

  • Genital lesions on the penis
  • Painless sore on penis (occasionally, the lesion may cause pain)
  • Penis pain and bleeding from the penis (may occur with advanced disease)

Medical advice for Cancer of Penis

  • When a mass or ulcer is noticed on penis

Risk factors of Cancer of Penis

  • Uncircumcised men who do not keep the area under the foreskin clean and men with a history of genital warts or human papillomavirus (HPV) are at higher risk for this rare disorder

Treatment for Cancer of Penis

  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy

Investigations for Cancer of Penis

  • Biopsy
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