Posted by: John | 2019/02/03


Possible penile cancer

I am a 19y/o who yesterday noticed a lump underneath the skin of my penis. It's on the front but to the left, underneath the circumcision scar. It's hard, solid and has a oval shape, on a 30 degree angle. It does not move so it's not attached to the skin itself but my penis body. I felt a little bit yesterday and now the left side of my penis (the more pink-ish part, between the head and the scar of the circumcision) is a little bit swollen. It does not hurt at all. Should I be worried? Is it probably cancer?

Expert's Reply


Cancer expert
- 2019/02/04

Dear John, the lump you noticed underneath the skin of your penis is not normal. Any change in or on the body should be investigated so that an accurate diagnosis can be made (as early as possible) in order for correct treatment to be instituted. You unfortunately do not make mention whether the lump appeared all of a sudden or whether it has been growing over a period of time. In any event, you need to make an appointment with your doctor at your earliest convenience so that a diagnosis can be made an relevant treatment instituted. (MCH).

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