Penile Cancer

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Penile Cancer

Penile cancer, or cancer of the penis, is extremely rare, and usually occurs in uncircumcised men in their 60-70's.

What to look for
 It normally begins with a sore or ulcer on the penis. If it is left untreated this will develop into an invasive form of cancer that can spread first to the prostate and uretha, then to other parts of the body as well. Others signs are a warty growth on the glans or corona (rim of the penis head), and also the lymph nodes in the groin may be swollen if the disease has spread this far.

Risk factors for penile cancer include: Being uncircumcised, Age, Poor penile hygiene, Penile warts, and Bowen's disease (a form of skin cancer).

When to seek further professional advice
If you have developed any of the above symptoms you should consult your doctor immediately.

Alternative Treatment

Complementary therapies should be used alongside orthodox (traditional treatment) for cancer to support the individual physically and emotionally. They must not be used as an alternative to it.

Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy may include: Age regression, Hypno-healing, Cell command therapy, and self-hypnosis.
A reflexologist will undertake treatment to support the individual's own healing process.
Other therapies include: Yoga, crystal and gemstone therapy, shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, Massage, Bach flower remedies, and Spiritual Healing.

Traditional Treatment

Treatment for penile cancer depends on how advanced the condition is. A small number of early cases can be treated just using a laser, but if it has progressed past the skin and outer part of the penis it will be necessary to remove some of the lymph nodes, and also a section of the penis itself. It may be possible to reconstruct part of this later, as well as using a penile implant but this is not usually done in most cases because of the age of the men concerned. If the cancer is suitable for treatment by radiotherapy, this may sometimes be used instead of surgery, and has the advantage of keeping the penis intact. Chemotherapy is more likely to be used in cases of more advanced cancer.

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Author - Body and Mind

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