Penile cancer

Other Names:
Cancer of the penis
Malignant neoplasm of the prepuce

Penile Cancer is a malignant growth found on the skin or in the tissues of the penis. Around 95% of penile cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Other types of penile cancer such as Merkel cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma and melanoma are generally rare.

Smoking more than 10 cigarettes a day more than doubles a man's risk of developing penile cancer.
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
29.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST