The carcinogenicity of smegma: debunking a myth

  title={The carcinogenicity of smegma: debunking a myth},
  author={RS Van Howe and FM Hodges},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology},
  • RS Van Howe, FM Hodges
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Background  Smegma is widely believed to cause penile, cervical and prostate cancer. This nearly ubiquitous myth continues to permeate the medical literature despite a lack of valid supportive evidence. 
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