Today I’m going to talk to you about penile cancer. I know ladies, the first thing that comes to your mind is, “well, today is for the guys”. Well, if those are your thoughts, I would surely disagree. The reason being is that we are all connected to some handsome guy out there, whether it is via family or friends I know you’re connected.
Penile is a cancer that starts in the penis, an organ that makes up part of the male reproductive system. According to the medical dictionary, penile cancer is the growth of malignant cells on the external skin and in the tissues of the penis. It’s a disease in which cancerous cells appear on the penis. If left untreated, this cancer can grow and spread from the penis to the lymph nodes in the groin and eventually to other parts of the body.
FYI for potential mothers, circumcision may help prevent infection.A circumcision is an operation in which the doctor removes part or the entire foreskin from the penis. Many boys are circumcised shortly after birth. Men who were not circumcised at birth may have a higher risk of developing penile cancer.
Guys in case you didn’t know, the American Cancer Society has estimated that for 2012 in the U.S:
-About 1,570 new cases of penile cancer will be diagnosed
-About 310 men will die of penile cancer
Penile cancer is very rare in North America and Europe. Penile cancer occurs in less than 1 man in 100,000 and accounts for less than 1% of cancers in men in the United States. However, penile cancer is much more common in some parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, where it accounts for up to 10% of cancers in men.
Please do not take these information lightly, let’s continue to kill cancer and save birthdays.