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Socioeconomic status influences the risk and stage of penile cancer

Wiley

Low educational level, low disposable income, being divorced or never married, and living in a single-person household all increase the risk of advanced stage penile cancer, according to new research.

The findings come from a population-based register study including men in Sweden diagnosed with penile cancer between 2000 and 2012 (1676 men) and randomly chosen controls (9872 men). There was no association between socioeconomic status and cancer-related deaths, indicating that management does not differ between social groups.

The findings are published in BJU International.

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