What Every Man Needs to Know About Penis Cancer

Everyone knows the joke: Tell Doctor Google about a variety of symptoms and the answer will always be ‘cancer.’ That’s part of the reason so many men wonder if any penis problem might actually be an early sign of penis cancer. But it’s important to remember that good penis care is not just about taking care of physical needs, but emotional and mental ones as well. Understanding the signs of penis cancer can help ease a guy’s mind when things are benign – but can also provide them with the incentive they need to get to the doctor fast if things don’t look right.

Knowing the signs of penis cancer

It’s important to remember that penis cancer is not the same as prostate cancer, though they do occur in the same general vicinity. Prostate cancer involves cancerous cells in the prostate. This requires very different treatment than cancer that occurs in penile tissue. The focus for this article is on penis cancer, so the signs of prostate cancer are not listed here.

A man might be suffering from penis cancer is he is dealing with any of the following symptoms:

1. Penis bumps or lumps, which will usually be large and painful

2. Redness or irritation of the penis that will not go away, no matter how good a man’s penis care regimen might be

3. Sores on the penis that have no clear cause and tend to have trouble healing

4. Bleeding from those sores on the penis

5. Strange discharge, either from the urethra or from the sores

Eagle-eyed guys will notice that several of these symptoms are also signs of some sexually transmitted diseases. The only way to know for sure what is going on with the penis is to visit a doctor and undergo testing for sexually transmitted diseases to rule those out. If there is no STD present, a man might be dealing with something more serious, including penis cancer.

Risk factors for penis cancer

Though cancer can strike anyone, there are some lifestyle choices and medical issues that can make a man more likely to wind up with penis cancer. These include the following:

1. Age – the older a man gets, the more likely he is to develop cancer. Those who are over the age of 60 are at greatest risk.

2. Some STDs – those who have contracted HPV are at higher risk

3. Uncircumcised – men who are intact are at higher risk, as are men who deal with a foreskin that is unable to retract properly

4. Smoking – those who use tobacco products are at greater risk for almost every health problem, including cancers

5. Personal hygiene – a man who doesn’t have the best hygiene is putting himself at greater risk of eventually developing.

6. Intimate life choices – a man who has several sexual partners is more likely to develop cancer than a guy who is more discerning.

7. Certain medical conditions – men who are dealing with various medical conditions, such as autoimmune issues, or those who have undergone certain treatments, might be at higher risk for developing.

What to do if penis cancer is a concern

If a man thinks he might be dealing with penis cancer, it’s time to visit the doctor. A physician can take a look at the problem, test for a variety of sexually transmitted diseases, rule out other medical conditions, and eventually get to the root of the problem. Visiting the doctor on a regular basis can also provide important peace of mind for a guy who worries about what might be going on with his equipment.

A man should also take the time to reach for a good penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) every day. As an added protection against free radicals that can cause premature aging, the crème should contain alpha lipoic acid. A crème with a healthy dose of vitamin B5, A, D and C can also be helpful.

The Cancer-Cell Phone Connection – Why We Must Take It Seriously

Over the past few years several study groups have reported that cell phone radiation is not dangerous and that we don’t need to worry about it. In particular, we don’t need to worry about it causing cancer. Some of them, in fact, have reported that the debate is over, and that cell phones are completely safe. As a result, most of the research on the topic has virtually ceased in the US. At the same time, however, research has continued in other countries, and it has increasingly shown that we cannot ignore the dangers. First of all, as any scientist working on cancer will tell you, it’s almost impossible to prove beyond a doubt that something (in this case, cell phone radiation) does not cause cancer. One of the problems is that cancer takes 20 years or more to develop after it has been initiated. None of the studies that have been made have taken this into consideration; most are tests on animals, or statistical surveys. In many ways the present situation is similar to that for smoking in the 1950’s and 60’s. Everyone was sure it had little effect on our health, and there was no evidence that it caused cancer. But as the years went by, the evidence came, and soon there was no doubt.

The cancer-cell phone connection is particularly worrisome in light of the increase in brain tumor rates in the US over the past few years. They have increased by over 25 percent since 1975; by 2001, in fact, 185,000 Americans had some form of brain cancer, and it is estimated that this will increase to 500,000 by 2010 and to one-million by 2015. How many of these cases are due to cell phones? We do not know.

The radiation from cell phones is in the form of microwaves, the same waves that are used in microwaves ovens (and they’re also very close in frequency to radar waves). They are, of course, over a thousand times weaker that microwave-oven radiation, but microwaves are not used for cooking because they are extremely energetic (they are not); they are used because they penetrate tissue easily.

The three main health hazards to our bodies are the dangers to:

Our DNA

The functioning of our cells

The neurons and so on in our brain

Our “code of life” — in other words, the instructions for everything that goes on in our body — is contained in the sequence of base units in DNA. If any of these units are suddenly changed, or “mutated,” our genetic code is changed. And one of the major things that causes mutations is radiation. Microwaves cannot break the stronger bonds (such as valence bonds) in DNA, but the genetic code is held in place by relatively weak hydrogen bonds, which can easily be broken.

Furthermore, the dangers do not end with the DNA inside the cells. On the cell surface are “receptors” that allow some molecules to pass into the interior of the cell, and stop others, from entering. They play a very important role in the health of the cell in that they allow nutrients through, but stop such things as toxins, bacteria, and viruses. These receptors also play another important role: they control cell division and growth. Normally, cell division continues until something tells it to stop. One of the things that stops it is when a cell comes in contact with another cell (perhaps of a different type); receptors sense this cell and send a signal for the growth to stop. If the receptors become damaged, this signal will not be sent, and the growth may continue indefinitely, and may eventually lead to cancer.

Experiments have shown that microwaves can trigger these receptors, causing various types of biochemical reactions that make the cell membrane less permeable, We are still not sure what the overall effects are in such cases, but the fact that microwaves radiation (of the same intensity as in cell phones) can alter our cells is not good news.

With this it might seem that cells and the DNA within them are the weak spots for microwave radiation, but there is another equally worrisome area of the body. Cell phone users hold their phones to their ears, with the antenna only a few inches from their brain, and our brain is controlled (to some degree) by waves similar to microwaves. Most of the signals in the brain are electrochemical in nature, consisting partly of electrical currents and partly of chemical reactions. But there are also “brain waves’ within the brain. When you are awake your brain emits what are called beta waves of frequency 8 to 25 vibrations/second (also called Hertz). This is much lower than the frequency of the microwaves in a microwave oven, which are 850 MHz (million Hertz) to 1900 Mhz. But all cell phones also use low, pulsed frequencies, referred to as TDMA and DTX; they have frequencies of 8.34 HZ and 2 Hz respectively. And it is possible that they can interact with brain waves. Furthermore, when such reactions occur, both waves are changed.

Studies have also recently shown that the blood-brain barrier, which is a barrier within the brain that stops various chemicals and other harmful substances from entering the brain, is also affected by microwaves. Studies in Sweden, for example, have shown that when capillaries such as those in the brain are are radiated with microwaves, they allow certain chemicals through that normally don’t get through. Other studies have verified the result.

It’s easy to see from all this that the risk of cell phone radiation to adults is something we shouldn’t just shrug off, but as it turns out, the risk to children is much higher. One of the reasons is that their skulls are thinner, and radiation penetrates it much easier. In addition, the absorption of radiation is higher in a child’s skull because of a phenomenon called “resonance.” And finally, the nervous and immune systems of children are still forming and they are therefore more susceptible to the effects of radiation.

What can you do to minimize the danger? If you use a cell phone, keep the antenna as far from your head as possible, and limit your time on the device. Use conventional phones for very long conversations. Finally, do not use cell phones in a car; because of the shielding, the power has to be significantly increased for it to work.

Food and Breast Cancer

Food or diet cannot cure breast cancer. But there are some foods which can make your body healthier and boost your immune system to fight the risk of this type of cancer. But if we count only food to fight breast cancer then it will be an utter mistake. Your whole lifestyle is linked to the possibility of having this type of cancer.

To reduce the chances of breast cancer women should maintain proper healthy weight. If a woman is overweight she must be given proper guidelines to keep and maintain good weight. Overweight women should seek the help of expert physicians for this issue. Regular physical activities and maintaining healthy eating habit will be helpful. Fruits, vegetables, sufficient water and reducing calories, junk foods, and fried foods will help prevent breast cancer risk.

Food keeps important role in dealing with cancer. When you are about to take your meal, you should try to be cautious and patient about it. Instead of taking two cookies take one! Consider eating lots of vegetables. Fiber foods are very beneficial because they have the potentials of fighting cancer in the body. Eat salads as it’s good for all of us. For breast cancer protection, you can include all cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussels, sprouts); dark leafy greens (kale, collards, spinach); tomatoes and carrots. One more important thing is taking sufficient amount of sleep. Scientists found that insufficient sleep or less sleep, more sleep can overweight people. But sufficient six-hour sleep is mandatory for all of us. Drink water and avoid hard drinks, wine, and even soft drinks, instead of these drinks take fruit juices. Avoid taking too much sugar.

Drinking alcohol is the most well established risk factor for breast cancer, and it is proved. The Harvard Nurses’ Health study, with many others, has recently shown that taking more than one alcoholic drink a day can raise breast cancer risk by 20-25 percent. Alcohol does not have impact only on breast cancer but it is responsible for immature death and early aging.

You should give your stomach a little rest. You should fast two to three hours after taking a big meal; this will boost your immune system and help working your stomach well. Don’t just grab and eat. We need to avoid this tendency. Be patient while eating, and always be careful. Do not eat while you are walking. Eat patiently and focus on your eating.