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Can I develop penile cancer as an adult?

Penile cancer affects adults almost exclusively. Eighty percent of cases occur in men over 55 years of age. Other risk factors include poor genital hygiene, human papilloma virus (HPV), and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

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