The link between HPV and penile cancer
Many of us have heard that the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer. However, most people are unaware of the link between HPV and cancer of the penis.
Penile cancer is rare in North America, particularly in men who were circumcised as infants. However, it can be very serious, especially in later stages of the disease.
The exact cause of penile cancer is unknown. Most likely, multiple factors play a role. However, HPV is found in approximately half of all penile cancers.