According to a global study conducted by gathering the data of between 2010 and 2016, penile cancer patients refuse amputation of their manhood which may be the only life-saving treatment. The total or partial amputation of the penis, however, will only increase the surviving chances by 50%. Still, the amputation remains one of the most effective treatments in cases of penis cancer.
Penis cancer is on the rise in Western countries, including Canda and the US
In Canada, the last statistics date from 2013 and according to it, 220 men were diagnosed with penile cancer and about 50% of them died. On the other hand, in the US, according to the 2018 statistics, more than 2,300 men have been diagnosed with penile cancer and about 20% of them died.
Although the number of cases is still low in comparison with other forms of cancer, it is, on the other hand, in a constant increase in men over 60 years old.
Nevertheless, 25% of the patients diagnosed with penis cancer refuse to receive a suitable treatment, reveals a recent study carried out on 425 patients between 2010 and 2016 and presented at the 33rd Congress of the European Association of Urology.
In penile cancer, amputation is the most effective treatment
“Partially or completely removing the penis is often the most effective way to cure cancer, but for many men this cure seems worse than the disease,” according to the American Cancer Society.
Still, this process would offer an additional 50% chance of curing the disease, according to the same study – results not to be neglected, though.
Finally, if patients are not generally familiar with the methods available for treatment, the same is true for some doctors, who do not offer them treatment by lack of knowledge. This is why it is advisable to go to specialized centers, which are more and more numerous in Europe and North America.
The study concluded that 25% of the penile cancer patients refuse amputation of their male sexual organs, which would be the only effective life-saving treatment.