After looking at various sites on the internet , i have come to understand that there are 3 main risk factors for Penile Cancer - Phimois , smoking and HPV infection (in that order of priority). It has been proven that the smegma of a human is non-carcinogenic. Then why is Phimosis a Risk Factor ? Is it because the carcinogens from tobacco and HPV can accumulate under the foreskin ? Or is it because the action of bacteria on smegama can render it Carcinogenic ?
In this posthttp://www.network54.com/Forum/244184/thread/1174627540/last-1177845390/Phimosis
Paul has said that there is not much risk from Phimosis.
But in this post
, he identifies Phimosis to be the number one risk factor. I find these two to be contradictory to each other. Please clarify whether Phimosis complements the actions of tobacco and HPV infection or is Phimosis a risk factor in itself ?
I also want to congratulate you people for the wonderful job that you are doing on this forum. Thanks a lot.