Cancer Facts and Stats
- Around 2300 men a year UK ( around 6 men a day) are diagnosed.
- 47% under the age of 35
- Can occur at any age but most commonly affects men between the ages 15-45
- If caught early 98% chance of cure
Most common risk factors
- Cryptorchidism; undescended testicle
- Family history 9-10x brother, 4-5 father
- Genetic factors; ongoing research
- Caucasian men
- More than 95% present with a lump in the body of the testis
- 80% painless
- Testicular pain and discomfort
- Breast enlargement/pain or swelling (7%)
- UK 660 men a year (around 2 men a day)
- 60% over 65
- 25% below age of 50
- 25% increase in the UK over last decade
- HPV infection plays a role in the development of penile cancer. About 50% of cancers are associated with HPV, with the main subtype being HPV-16 (involved in 60% of cases). HPV-18 is involved in 13% of cases.
- Phimosis ( non-retracting foreskin)
- HIV infection.
- Non resolving rash, lesion, ulcer, lump, bleeding anywhere on the penis
- Around 49000 men a year ( around 130 men a day)
- Most common male cancer in men in the UK
- Male risk 1 in 8 (1 in 4 direct African Caribbean descent)
- Over 50% men over the age of 70
- Family history
- Genetic factors
- Possible dietary/ lifestyle factors
- May be no obvious symptoms in men with early prostate cancer
- Urinary problems (difficulty in passing urine, increased urinary frequency)
Reviewed 04/01/2018. Next review due 04/07 2018.