Letters Malignant and premalignant lesions of the penis

Penile cancer can be prevented or treated pre-emptively

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2129 (Published 16 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2129
  1. Chris Bunker, consultant dermatologist1
  1. 1University College London and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals, London NW1 2BU, UK
  1. cbbunker{at}mac.com

The article on malignant and premalignant lesions of the penis disappoints dermatologically.1 In sophisticated health settings no one should develop or die from penile cancer because the clinical knowledge and experience exists to prevent, or at least diagnose and treat, it pre-emptively.

There are pitfalls—the differential diagnosis of morphologically banal red lesions, the perils of biopsy.2 …

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