The shape of the penis during erection can be a symptom of certain health problems. Yes, research even proves that penis curving can be an early sign of cancer or increase your risk of getting cancer. Here's the explanation.
Research to prove that a penis is curved can be a sign of cancer
Research conducted from Baylor College of Medicine in the United States found evidence that the penis is curved or in medical terms known as Peyronie's disease, increasing a person's risk of certain types of cancer. The study collected data from a total of 1.7 million people. As a result, men with Peyronie's disease were 43 percent more at risk of stomach cancer, 19 percent more at risk of melanoma skin cancer, and 39 more at risk of testicular cancer.
Peyronie's disease is a condition when flat scarring, also called fibrous plaque, forms on the penis. Usually plaques form on the top, bottom, or side of the penis. Plaques can spread throughout the penis and make the penis gradually become hard and bent.
This scarring can later cause pain during erection to impotence. The curvature caused by Peyronie's disease can make sexual penetration more difficult. In fact, after a long time the penis experiences shrinking in size and shape until it gets shorter and shorter.
Research has found that the WNT2 gene actually plays a role in the occurrence of Peyronie's disease and some cancers. One of the researchers and urologist at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Alexander Pastuszak, Ph.D., stated that the research evidence on fathers and children who have Peyronie further strengthens the assumption that there is a gene mutation in this disease that increases a person in certain types of cancer.
Perform routine health checks
If you realize you have a twisted penis, don't panic first. Not all cases of curved penises will end in Peyronie's disease and cancer. Generally a slightly curved penis is a natural thing and does not need to worry. If the curve looks severe and unusual, then you can immediately see a doctor.
According to the American Urological Association, if the penis is twisted suddenly and more days the curvature becomes more visible during erection, you should check with your doctor. Especially if this condition is accompanied by other symptoms such as pain during sex, the penis shortens, erectile dysfunction occurs, and also the penis hardens.
If the diagnosis says that you have Peyronie's disease, you also need to stay calm. The reason is, you may not necessarily get cancer if you have this one condition. This disease can be treated with several medical procedures.
However, the good news is that this condition can improve and disappear by itself. Therefore, doctors will usually ask you to wait 1-2 years before taking more serious medical actions such as surgery.
Usually the doctor will only give a few drinking and injecting drugs if the penis is bent to more than 30 degrees during erection. Injectable drugs such as interferon help destroy scar tissue that attacks the penis.
If your doctor says you have Peyronie, then do a routine health check to see if there are cancer cells growing in your body. You need to be more sensitive to your health and signals given by your body.
Early detection is the main key to preventing the spread of cancer in your body. Dr. Patuszak states that it is important to get a checkup once a year or two to make sure the body is in good health.
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