A disease that affects the penis is called penile cancer. This is a rare disease both in Europe and America. There is no exact cause for this type of cancer but there are known risk factors.

According to several studies, there is a connection between penile cancer and HPV, a common infection that is transmitted via sexual contact. These studies indicate that five out of ten males with penile cancer have HPV.

Usually, males above 40 years old get penile cancer, especially those over 60. Those who smoke will possibly acquire this kind of cancer because of the chemicals in cigarettes that cause cancer. These chemicals harm the penis’ DNA cells thus increasing the risk of acquiring penile disease. Men who also have a weak immune system are also prone to having this serious medical condition.

The most effective treatments for penile cancer are laser surgery, microsurgery, circumcision, wide local incisions, and partial and total penectomy.