All about Penile Cancer by Dr. Sumit More - Best Urologist in Delhi
Penile cancer, or cancer of the penis, is when cells grow out of control on or in a man’s penis. It often starts in skin cells and can work its way inside.
It’s rare. But it can be treated, especially if it’s found early on. There are several types of penile cancer, including: - Squamous cell or epidermoid carcinoma. This makes up 95% of penile cancer cases. It usually starts on or under your foreskin but can also appear on other parts of your penis.
- Sarcoma. These cancers form in tissues like blood vessels, muscle, and fat.
- Melanoma. This is cancer that starts in the cells that give your skin color.
- Basal cell carcinoma. These cancers start deep in your skin. They grow slowly and aren’t likely to spread to other areas of your body.
Experts don’t know exactly what causes penile cancer. Research shows that it’s more common in men who:
- Have the human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Are over age 60
- Have a weakened immune system because of HIV or AIDS
- Aren’t circumcised. Fluids and a thick buildup called smegma can collect under your foreskin and might make cancer growth more likely.
- Have a condition called phimosis, which makes your foreskin tight and tough to clean. It can also lead to fluid buildup.
- Had psoriasis treatment with the drug psoralen and ultraviolet (UV) light
Changes in penis skin are the most common symptom of penile cancer. They can show up on the foreskin of uncircumcised men, on the penis tip (the glans), or on the shaft.
Symptoms of penile cancer include:
- Changes in skin thickness or color
- A rash or small crusty bumps on your penis; it can look like an unhealed scab.
- Growths that look bluish-brown
- A lump on your penis
- A bad-smelling discharge underneath your foreskin
- A sore on your penis, which may bleed
- Swelling at the end of your penis
- Lumps under the skin of your groin
These signs don’t always mean penile cancer. You might have an infection or an allergic reaction. But it’s important to tell your doctor about any unusual symptoms on or near your penis right away.
Factors that may increase penile cancer risk include:
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