Men with bent penises at higher risk of cancer, says study

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 2, 2017, 1:58 pm IST
Updated Nov 2, 2017, 1:58 pm IST
According to new research, men who have bent manhood are ten per cent more likely to develop a tumour.
The condition is known as Peyronie’s Disease and affects men after 40. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The condition is known as Peyronie’s Disease and affects men after 40. (Photo: Pixabay)

According to a new study, men who have bent penises have a higher risk of some form of cancers.

Researchers suggest a gene that may trigger crooked penises could alos be linked to cancer.

The condition is known as Peyronie’s Disease and affects men after 40.

Scientists in Houston, Texas, studied more than 48,000 men with the condition and a million with erectile dysfunction. They claim that those with a bent penis were ten per cent more likely to develop a tumour.

The researchers further revealed that 42 percent were more likely to get stomach cancer, almost 20 percent more prone to skin cancer and 39 percent more likely to get testicular cancer.

According to researchers, such men should be monitored.

They were also 43 per cent more likely to get stomach cancer, almost 20 per cent more prone to skin cancer and 39 per cent more likely to get testicular cancer.

Cancer Research UK said: “It’s not yet fully understood what causes Peyronie’s Disease and it’s possible it shares some similar risk factors to cancer.

They need more research before knowing if Peyronie’s could lead to cancer, the researchers further added.