CANCER IN USPenile Cancer in the United StatesNameInstitution
CANCER IN USCancer cases have been increasing as the lifestyles of people are changing. Cancer is a condition characterized by cell multiplication in any part of the human body that results in deterioration of the tissues. Cancers are of many kinds depending on the part of the body affected. In this case, Penile Cancer type will be the main focus. Penile Cancer is a condition thataffects the penis, an organ in the male reproductive system, whereby cells multiply inside or outside this organ leading to tissue damage. It is advisable for the males to always seek medical attention in case of identification of anything unusual on their penis. This can help detecting any traces of penile cancer before it develops into worse stages. When penile cancer is detected before extending to other body tissues, the rate of surviving is 81.22% compared to 58.95% rate when it has already penetrated into the near tissues.The main symptom that indicates that someone has penile cancer is the unusual appearance of the penis skin. This may be accompanied by other symptoms like growths on the penis skin, foul discharge and bumpy penis skin with sores. In US, cases of the cancer are rare and below 0.99% of the total cancer cases in men. The overall rate of surviving in a five years period for men who have been affected by penile cancer is 68.85%. Over 63.33% of penile cancer cases are associated with the virus HPV which is the human papillomavirus.