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Carcinoma of the penis: Surgical and medical treatment

Curtis A Pettaway, MD
Lance C Pagliaro, MD
Section Editor
Jerome P Richie, MD, FACS
Deputy Editor
Michael E Ross, MD


Cancers of the penis are rare in the United States, Europe, and other industrialized countries. However, the incidence of penile carcinoma is much higher in parts of South America, Africa, and Asia. (See "Carcinoma of the penis: Epidemiology, risk factors, and pathology".)

The treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the penis is reviewed here. Related topics include:

(See "Carcinoma of the penis: Epidemiology, risk factors, and pathology".)

(See "Carcinoma of the penis: Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and staging".)


The tumor, node, metastasis (TNM) staging system is used for staging carcinoma of the penis (seventh edition (table 1), eighth edition (table 2)). (See "Carcinoma of the penis: Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and staging", section on 'TNM staging evaluation'.)

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