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How does penile cancer affect the body?

Penile cancer's most immediate effect on the body is the disfigurement of the skin on the penis. Left untreated, the cancer can invade the urethra (the tube in the middle of the penis that carries urine and semen) or the prostate (gland between the testicles and anus). If the cancer progresses to this stage, other symptoms may present themselves. Untreated penile cancer may also spread to more distant organs, causing a more serious series of symptoms and complications, including death.

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