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Penile Cancer

LOUISE WIDEROFF and DAVID SCHOTTENFELD

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0061
Penile Cancer

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Cancer of the penis occurs infrequently in North America and Europe, and generally in populations and cultures that practice neonatal or childhood circumcision. International incidence data indicate that penile cancer is more common in Africa, South America, and some parts of Asia. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of penile cancer. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords: penis; men; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  7929 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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