Last month, October was breast cancer awareness month and this month we are focused on men particularly prostate cancer.
Now, I found some information that has nothing to do with how you eat but how curved your penis actually is. Men with curved penises face a significant risk from several cancers according to this new study. When the study was done, they found that 1.5m men who had bent penises faced a 40% risk of getting testicular cancer.
It found that it brought a higher risk of testicular cancer by 40 percent, melanoma by 29 percent and stomach cancer by 40 percent.
The researchers who are from Texas said that there may be a gene that triggers crooked penises which could also be linked to the development of tumors.
In case you’re wondering if this is a disease it most certainly is one and it is known as Peyronie’s disease which is estimated to affect up to seven percent of males.
Question is, what causes Peyronie’s disease?
While the disease has not yet been fully understood, it seems that there are a number of factors that can cause the disease. For starters, if someone has a suffered penis injuries either during sex, athletic activity or from an accident then this may cause it. However, someone may not even know that their penis got hurt but may find that it is bent. The problem comes in when the penis has not healed properly and heals in a “disorganized manner” which might then lead to a nodule that you can feel or alternatively it becomes disfigured, bent and painful. In some rare cases, Peyronies just comes on gradually and doesn’t necessarily have to be related to an injury.
Image: Urology Care Foundation
Men who think they have this disease should go for a regular checkup and go for cancer screening as much as possible. When a further study was done on these men’s genes, they found that both father and son could be suffering from Peyronie’s and discovered that they shared a set of genes. Nevertheless, it is best for men to go for constant screening even without signs of Peyronie’s disease.
This month happens to be prostate cancer awareness and all men shouldn’t be left behind.
(HT: Daily Mail)