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What is penile cancer?

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Penile cancer starts on the skin cells of the penis and can work its way inside.

It’s rare, but it can be treated, especially if it’s found early on.

In the U.S., doctors find it in fewer than 2,000 men per year.

From: Penile Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Signs and Symptoms of Penile Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “Risks and Causes of Penile Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “General Information About Penile Cancer”; “Penile Cancer Treatment.”

Adam Ramin, MD, urologist, Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA; founder and medical director, Urology Cancer Specialists, Los Angeles.

Urology Care Foundation: “Penile Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 9, 2020

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Signs and Symptoms of Penile Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “Risks and Causes of Penile Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “General Information About Penile Cancer”; “Penile Cancer Treatment.”

Adam Ramin, MD, urologist, Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA; founder and medical director, Urology Cancer Specialists, Los Angeles.

Urology Care Foundation: “Penile Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 9, 2020

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