Penile cancer

Introduction

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A rare cancer that forms in the penis (an external male reproductive organ). Most penile cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the penis).

 

Anatomy of the male reproductive and urinary systems, showing the prostate, testicles, bladder, and other organs.

 

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Synonyms

Penile cancer

Penis cancer

Cancer of the penis

Carcinoma of the penis

Penile tumor

Penile tumour

Penis tumor

Penis tumour

Tumor of the penis

Tumour of the penis

Penile neoplasm

Penis neoplasm

Neoplasm of the penis