Penile cancer, or cancer of the penis, is a relatively rare form of cancer that affects the skin and tissues of the penis. It occurs when normally healthy cells in the penis become cancerous and begin to grow out of control, forming a tumor. The cancer may eventually spread to other areas of the body, including the glands, other organs, and lymph nodes. The American Cancer Society estimates approximately 2, cases of penile cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year. The first noticeable symptom of penile cancer is typically a lump, mass, or ulcer on the penis.
From sores and ulcers to a rash 11 signs YOU could be suffering penis cancer
Penile cancer is cancer of the penis. It is a rare cancer in the UK. Find out about the types and grades of penile cancer, as well as the number and TNM staging systems. Read about what causes penile cancer, including lifestyle factors and other medical conditions, and see what you can do to reduce your risk. Getting practical and emotional support can help you cope with a diagnosis of cancer, life during treatment and life after cancer. Questions about cancer?
From sores and ulcers to a rash… 11 signs YOU could be suffering penis cancer
FOR most men the thought of going to the GP to talk about a health problem fills them with dread. So, when it comes to concerns about their manhood, chances are they will avoid the issue altogether. But, that reluctance could prove life-threatening, with potentially serious symptoms being ignored, experts warn.
In fact, many are more likely to be caused by other conditions. Still, if you have any of them, see a doctor right away so their cause can be found and treated, if needed. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner you can start treatment and the better it is likely to work. The first sign of penile cancer is most often a change in the skin of the penis. This is most likely to be on the glans tip of the penis or on the foreskin in uncircumcised men , but it can also be on the shaft.