First suspected case of penile cancer due to tick bite

The man developed Lyme disease and the chronic inflammation likely sparked squamous cell carcinoma, say doctors in a case report

As if Lyme disease wasn’t bad enough, doctors are reporting the first suspected case of penile cancer linked to the infection in a middle-aged man bitten on his genitals by a tick. 

The 48-year-old sheep shearer’s problems began after he found the tick under the glans of his penis. 

He removed the arachnid with a burning cigarette, but the lesion caused by the bite started to spread, causing local