What are the key statistics about penile cancer?
The American Cancer Society estimates for penile cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 1,570 new cases of penile cancer will be diagnosed
- About 310 men will die of penile cancer
Penile cancer is very rare in North America and Europe. Penile cancer occurs in less than 1 man in 100,000 and accounts for less than 1% of cancers in men in the United States. However, penile cancer is much more common in some parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, where it accounts for up to 10% of cancers in men.
Last Medical Review: 05/02/2012
Last Revised: 01/17/2013