Curved Penis May Increase Cancer Risk

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London: Recent research shows that the total cancer risk in these men who have curved penis may be increased. According to a study, penises come in all shapes, sizes and colours but new research suggests that men, especially older men, with curved penises could have an increased risk of cancer.

Peyronie’s disease is a disorder of the connective tissue in the penis. Also referred to as penile fibrosis, it causes fibrous plaques to grow in the soft tissue. This scar tissue can cause painful erections and erectile dysfunction. It also shortens and curves the penis.

It is difficult to know exactly how many people are affected by Peyronie’s, but estimates range from 1–23 percent of men aged 40–70. The plaques that develop as part of Peyronie’s are not contagious or cancerous, and the exact causes are still not understood. Some cases seem to be linked to an injury to the penis or a series of injuries over time, but this is not always the case. There may also be an autoimmune component to Peyronie’s.

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Dr Seth Rankin, founder of the London Doctor’s Clinic, said Peyronie’s disease is scar tissue in the shaft of the penis. It causes painful erections and very often a bend in penis, sometimes right angles or more, reports Daily Star Online. The researchers have found a shocking link between this penis problem and various forms of cancer.

The team tracked 1.7 million men for nine years, some were suffering from issues like Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction (ED) while others had healthy members.