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Should I be worried about penile cancer?

Worrying about a disease that you have not yet caught is never a good idea. Understanding risk factors and methods of prevention, however, is a smart move to take control of your health. If you are a man in certain risk groups -- infected with human papilloma virus (HPV), over 55 years old, or uncircumcised -- you should talk to your doctor about your risk of getting penile cancer. A few simple lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and practicing good genital hygiene, can reduce your risk of penile cancer.

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What is penile cancer?
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Penile cancer is a type of cancer developing in the penis. If you have been diagnosed with penile ca...
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with penile cancer?
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Is penile cancer serious?
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What is the rate of incidence for penile cancer?
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