Thursday, February 20, 2014

What is Penile Cancer ?

Sexually transmitted diseases can greatly affect a person's health and quality of life. Especially for the men, it seems that absolutely must be aware of sexually transmitted disease HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) that cause penile cancer.

According to data from the Cancer Charities, the number of men diagnosed with penile cancer have increased. The new figures show an increase by 20 percent the number of men diagnosed with penile cancer in the last 30 years.

Experts believe the main reason of increase in the number of men diagnosed with penile cancer due to changes in sexual behavior. According to researchers, it is associated with greater exposure to sexually transmitted infections such as HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and a decrease in the number of children who were circumcised.

What is Penile Cancer ?
a malignant growth found on the skin or in the tissues of the penis. Around 95% of penile cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Other types of penile cancer such as Merkel cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma, melanoma and other are generally rare.


  1. Redness of the penis
  2. Rash on the penis
  3. Foul smelling discharge from the penis
  4. Pain in the penis
  5. Growth or sore on the penis that doesn't heal within four weeks (may look like a wart, ulcer, or blister), may or may not be painful
  6. Bleeding from the penis or from under the foreskin
  7. Change in color of the penis
  8. Phimosis