5 Vital Things Every Man Should Know About Penile Cancer. | Omalee Blog

Monday, November 19, 2018

5 Vital Things Every Man Should Know About Penile Cancer.


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What is penile cancer?... It is a disease  in which  cancer  cells form in the tissues  of the  penis .Nigeria  has a record of about  10,000 cases per year.

What causes this disease?

Almost all penile cancers begin in the skin of the penis. Causes and risk factors for developing penis cancer include

 human papillomavirus (HPV) infection,

not being circumcised,

  poor hygiene,

many sexual partners,


tobacco use

Here are  5 key  points every  man should know about  penile cancer.

1,Lack of circumcision is  a major  cause

Penile cancer is almost unheard of in  men who have been circumcised men with  foreskin are at risk  due to a condition which the foreskin is difficult to retract

2… Older  men have higher risk of  penile cancer

Research  has shown that Men 60 years and older   are the  most  at risk   to get penile cancer.

3,Most common  symptom  is  skin change on penis

These  may have a firmness to  the touch and are relatively  painless

They  appear as flat red areas on the penis  it along the  body and foreskin.

4,Treatment  can be partial or total removal of the penis

There are two operations one  undergoes, partial or total removal of the penile gland.

5…Long term prognosis is encouraging

If it is caught at a completely resected  stage ,prognosis is very good.

Improving  men's understanding of the risk factors  is key to aiding early  intervention.
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1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm... So poor hygiene is also a factor of penile cancer.