Epidemiology of cancer of the penis

Recent Results Cancer Res. 1977;(60):97-109. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-81095-4_11.

Abstract

World-wide incidences of penile cancer are reviewed and epidemiologic factors including ciecumcision, hygiene, phimosis, smegma, irritation, infection, veneral disease, viruses, environment, race, immune response, trauma, and age are discussed. The lowest rates appear in groups practicing infant circumcision and in areas where standards of sexual hygiene are high.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Africa
  • Age Factors
  • Asia
  • Canada
  • Circumcision, Male
  • Environment
  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Hygiene
  • Israel
  • Male
  • Penile Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Penile Neoplasms / etiology
  • Penile Neoplasms / immunology
  • Phimosis / complications
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / complications
  • Smegma
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • South America
  • USSR
  • United States
  • Viruses