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What are the Symptoms of Penile Cancer?

Snr By Vasudha Bhat , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Jan 02, 2015
What are the Symptoms of Penile Cancer?

Possible signs and symptoms of penile cancer include sores, discharge, and bleeding.

Penile cancer is a rare type of cancer which occurs on the skin of penis or within the penis. The condition mostly affects men who are over 60 years of age. There has been a significant increase in the number of cases. However, there is an improvement in the diagnosis, staging and treatment which have led to reduction in the number of deaths caused by the condition.

Penile Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms of Penile Cancer

The signs and symptoms of penile cancer which one must be aware of include:

  • Growth or sore on the penis that does not heal within four weeks
  • Bleeding from penis or from under foreskin
  • Foul smelling discharge
  • Thickening of skin of the penis or foreskin
  • Change in the colour of the skin of the penis or foreskin
  • Rash on the penis

Penile Cancer Symptoms

Types of Penile Cancer

The penis is made up of many types of tissues. Thus, the type of penile cancer which you will have depend on the type of cell the cancer has developed from. The most common types of penile cancer are:

  • Squamous cell penile cancer
  • Carcinoma in situ
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Melanoma of the penis

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