So what causes Penile Cancer ?


At the present, there are no known causes of Penile Cancer but there are RISK factors.

Anything that increases your chance of getting a disease is called a risk factor.
Having a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer; not having risk factors doesn’t mean that you will not get cancer. People who think they may be at risk should discuss this with their doctor.

Human papillomavirus infection may increase the risk of developing penile cancer.

Circumcision may help prevent infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). A circumcision is an operation in which the doctor removes part or all of the foreskin from the penis. Many boys are circumcised shortly after birth. Men who were not circumcised at birth may have a higher risk of developing penile cancer.

Other risk factors for penile cancer include the following:

Being age 60 or older.
Having phimosis (a condition in which the foreskin of the penis
cannot be pulled back over the glans).
Having poor personal hygiene.
Having many sexual partners.
Using tobacco products.