Everyone knows the joke: Tell Doctor Google about a variety of symptoms and the answer will always be ‘cancer.’ That’s part of the reason so many men wonder if any penis problem might actually be an early sign of penis cancer. But it’s important to remember that good penis care is not just about taking care of physical needs, but emotional and mental ones as well. Understanding the signs of penis cancer can help ease a guy’s mind when things are benign – but can also provide them with the incentive they need to get to the doctor fast if things don’t look right.
Knowing the signs of penis cancer
It’s important to remember that penis cancer is not the same as prostate cancer, though they do occur in the same general vicinity. Prostate cancer involves cancerous cells in the prostate. This requires very different treatment than cancer that occurs in penile tissue. The focus for this article is on penis cancer, so the signs of prostate cancer are not listed Here.
A man might be suffering from penis cancer is he is dealing with any of the following symptoms:
1. Penis bumps or lumps, which will usually be large and painful
2. Redness or irritation of the penis that will not go away, no matter how good a man’s penis care regimen might be
3. Sores on the penis that have no clear cause and tend to have trouble healing
4. Bleeding from those sores on the penis
5. Strange discharge, either from the urethra or from the sores
Eagle-eyed guys will notice that several of these symptoms are also signs of some sexually transmitted diseases. The only way to know for sure what is going on with the penis is to visit a doctor and undergo testing for sexually transmitted diseases to rule those out. If there is no STD present, a man might be dealing with something more serious, including penis cancer.
Risk factors for penis cancer