Penile Cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form the tissues of the Pennis. Most penile cancers start in the skin, so the warning signs are more readily apparent than they are with other cancers. Additionally, men are already advised to perform monthly testicular self-exams,or search the body to look for any changes on or around the penis at the same time.
The most common and effective way to treat Penile Cancer is PENECTOMY which is removal of the Pennis.
The goal is to remove the entire tumor.
In total penectomy, the entire Pennis is removed including the roots that extends to the pelvis.
A new opening for urine is created and is called perineal urethrostomy. But however the man will have to sit down to urinate.
The causes and Risk factors for developing penile cancer include;
* Human papillomovirus (HPV) infection
* Not being Circumcised
* Being age 60 or older
* Poor hygiene
* Many Sexual Partners
* Tobacco Use.
Potential penile cancer symptoms that should immediately be discussed with a physician include:
Lumps, rashes, crusty bumps or sores on the penis
Changes in the color or texture of the foreskin, head or shaft
Swelling and/or persistent discharge beneath the foreskin
Blood or other fluids being secreted from the tip of the penis
Unexplained pain during urination or sexual intercourse