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Penile Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for penile cancer?

  • In 2015, about 1,820 men will be diagnosed with penile cancer in the U.S.

  • In Europe and North America, penile cancer is very rare. It occurs in about 1 man in 100,000.

  • Penile cancer is more common in parts of Asia, Africa, and South America. There, it makes up about 1 in 10 cancers in men.

  • About 310 men will die from penile cancer in the U. S. in 2015.

Source: American Cancer Society

Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Welch, Annette, MNS, OCN
Date Last Reviewed: 7/2/2015
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