What Are the Key Statistics About Penile Cancer?

The American Cancer Society estimates for penile cancer in the United States for 2017 are:

  • About 2,120 new cases of penile cancer diagnosed
  • About 360 deaths from penile cancer

For statistics related to survival, see Survival Rates for Penile Cancer.

Penile cancer is rare in North America and Europe. It is diagnosed in less than 1 man in 100,000 each year 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.

Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.

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Last Medical Review: March 30, 2015 Last Revised: March 21, 2017

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