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Penile Cancer is cancer that starts in the penis, the outer part of the man's sexual tract. Most penile cancers start in a flat type of skin cell called a squamous cell. Squamous cell penile cancer usually grows slowly. A rare type of penile cancer occurs in sweat glands in the penis. Men who are circumcised as a baby are less likely to develop penile cancer than men who are uncircumcised or who have the procedure done later in life, although the reasons for this are unclear. AIDS, HPV infection, smoking, and certain psoriasis treatments also raise a man's risk for penile cancer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how penile cancer develops, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.

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