Penile cancer is a rare tumor. The annual incidence is estimated to be 1 in 100,000 males, accounting for less than 1% of all cancers in men. Regarding histology it consists of squamous cells in 95% of cases. Treatment modalities include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Early diagnosis is important since advanced disease is related not only with worse prognosis but also with impaired quality of life.
KeywordsPenile cancer HPV Penis Cancer Squamous cell carcinoma
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