Penile Cancer Picture
Penile cancer is a malignant growth found on the skin or in the tissues of the penis,
usually originating in the glans and/or foreskin. This year, an estimated
1,570 men in the United States will be diagnosed with penile cancer. An
estimated 310 deaths from the disease will occur this year. Penile cancer is
more common in some parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, where it
accounts for up to 10% of cancers in men, than in the United States. As with
ovarian cancer penis cancer is caused by a sexually transmitted disease.
Human Pappillomavirus (HPV) is the sexually transmitted disease that causes
both of these cancers.