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 2014 are:

  • About 1,640 new cases of penile cancer will be diagnosed
  • About 320 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. 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.


Last Medical Review: 12/06/2013
Last Revised: 02/06/2014