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Male circumcision and penile cancer

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Male circumcision and penile cancer

Men circumcised in childhood/adolescence are at substantially reduced risk of invasive penile cancer, and this effect could be mediated partly through an effect on phimosis. Expansion of circumcision services in sub-Saharan Africa as an HIV prevention strategy may additionally reduce penile cancer risk.
Published online 2011 Jun 22
US National Library of Medicine