Penile Cancer

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What Is Penile Cancer? TOPICS

What are the key statistics about penile cancer?

The American Cancer Society estimates for penile cancer in the United States for 2015 are:

  • About 1,820 new cases of penile cancer diagnosed
  • About 310 deaths from penile cancer

Penile cancer is rare in North America and Europe. It occurs in less than 1 man in 100,000 and accounts for less than 1% of cancers in men in the United States. Penile cancer is, however, much more common in some parts of Asia, Africa, and South America.

For statistics related to survival, see the section “Survival rates for penile cancer.”

Last Medical Review: 03/30/2015
Last Revised: 07/23/2015