Can’t shoot straight in loo? It might be cancer…

Scientists have discovered that men who have curved penis and therefore have a hard time shooting straight in the loo are at risk of several cancers.

 

Presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a study involving more than 1.5 million men found stark links between stomach, skin and testicular cancers and Peyronie’s Disease.

Peyronie’s disease which is often associated with a curved penis, is a disorder of connectivity tissues in the organ. The condition has been shown to run in families and, recently, the genetics involved in Peyronies has received growing attention. Interestingly, some of the genes that have a relationship with Peyronie’s disease also appear to be involved in certain types of human cancer.

A review of patient data by Baylor College in the Houston found those with the condition are at a 40 per cent higher risk of testicular cancer, a 29 per cent higher risk of melanoma and a 40 percent increased likelihood of stomach cancer.

Because this is the first time that such a connection has been drawn, more work will need to be done to firm up the findings. The researchers call for more studies looking at potential pathways by which Peyronie’s could influence cancer growth and development.

With information from MedicalNewsToday