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penile health

new cases of penile cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S.

Most penile cancers occur on the foreskin (in men who have not been circumcised) or on the tip. These tumors tend to grow slowly. If they are found early, they can often be cured.

How the Penis
Changes With Age

  • Color: Blood flow to the penis decreases, making it appear lighter
  • Size: Decreased blood flow may result in penile shortening
  • Skin: As with the rest of the body, skin on the penis can appear patchy and irregular
  • Sensitivity: Lower testosterone levels can make the penis less sensitive and erections less hard
  • Urinary problems may increase with age

ways to keep
your penis healthy

Maintain a
healthy weight 

Eat a
healthy diet 



Drink alcohol
in moderation

Get a good
night’s sleep 


sexually active

talk to your doctor
if you notice:

  • Changes in the way you ejaculate

  • Bleeding during urination or ejaculation

  • Warts, bumps, lesions or a rash on your penis 

  • A severely bent or curved penis that causes
    pain or interferes with sexual activity

  • A burning sensation when you urinate

  • Discharge from your penis

  • Significant decline in sexual desire

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