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What are the warning signs of penile cancer?

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  • Warning signs of penile cancer include: Changes in thickness or color of skin on the penis
  • A lump on it
  • A rash or small “crusty” bumps on it
  • Growths on the penis that look bluish-brown
  • Smelly discharge underneath the foreskin
  • A sore on the penis, which may be bleeding
  • Swelling at the end of the penis
  • Lumps under the skin in the groin area

From: What Is Penile Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Signs and Symptoms of Penile Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “Risks and Causes of Penile Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “General Information About Penile Cancer”; “Penile Cancer Treatment.”

Adam Ramin, MD, urologist, Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA; founder and medical director, Urology Cancer Specialists, Los Angeles.

Urology Care Foundation: “Penile Cancer.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 30, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Signs and Symptoms of Penile Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “Risks and Causes of Penile Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “General Information About Penile Cancer”; “Penile Cancer Treatment.”

Adam Ramin, MD, urologist, Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA; founder and medical director, Urology Cancer Specialists, Los Angeles.

Urology Care Foundation: “Penile Cancer.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 30, 2018

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