In fact, many are more likely to be caused by other conditions. Still, if you have any of them, see a doctor right away so their cause can be found and treated, if needed. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner you can start treatment and the better it is likely to work. The first sign of penile cancer is most often a change in the skin of the penis. This is most likely to be on the glans tip of the penis or on the foreskin in uncircumcised men , but it can also be on the shaft.
A man of 61 came to the urology outpatient clinic requesting a second opinion. He was experiencing urinary frequency and urgency as well as erectile dysfunction and had noticed a tender lump at the base of the penis. On questioning it transpired that 6 years previously he had undergone a right hemicolectomy for an adenomatous polyp and he gave a family history of largebowel cancer, affecting two first-degree relatives. On examination there was a hard, tender dorsal mass at the base of the penis, seeming to involve both corpora. A large mass was also noted in the left iliac fossa.
This hardened area stops the penis from stretching normally during an erection, and can affect its size and shape when erect. In severe cases, the hardened area can include the muscle and arteries of the penis, leading to problems with erections. It usually develops over time, but sometimes appears very quickly.
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