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, where it accounts for up to 10% of cancers in men.

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


Last Medical Review: 03/30/2015
Last Revised: 04/17/2015