Read more about the patient satisfaction rates, our specialists' expertise, innovations, and wait times for penile cancer treatment.
Patient satisfaction rates are the opinions of our patients on the care and services they received at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. Our patients named expertise, personal care, information, trust, and the possibility to be involved as important aspects in their ratings of the Netherlands Cancer Institute.
Patient satisfaction rates at the Netherlands Cancer Institute
Patients give the Netherlands Cancer Institute the following ratings.
8.3Shared decision making
Expertise is the experience and skill of our specialists, specific to this cancer type. We measure their expertise by keeping records of the numbers of patients treated, the numbers of patients requesting a second opinion, and the types of treatments being delivered.
The following data is based on the year 2015
595patients with penile cancer
Further division by treatment type
The expertise of our team of specialists is based on the three main treatments: the number of patients receiving surgery, radiation, and/or treatment with cancer drugs. We will give you further insights into our experience per treatment.
Surgical treatments (most common)
102(partial) removal of the penis
92sentinel lymph node biopsy
63penis sparing technique (laser surgery, etc)
31lymph node dissection
Radiation treatments (most common)
The wait times presented below are just indications of the average wait times and are based on the average wait times (median) of the past month.
You can usually get rapid diagnostics within eight days. You will have an appointment with your urologist and clinical nurse specialist on the same day. If necessary, you will come in for an ultrasound of the groin, a biopsy, and an appointment with your anesthesiologist.
You can usually get a second opinion within 29 days
Wait time until the first appointment
80% of our patients are seen within one week.
Establishing a treatment plan
Between your first visit to the clinic and the first diagnostics, there may be a period for additional tests, and for the specialists involved in the treatment to discuss and establish the treatment plan with the patient.
Start of the treatment
Wait times until the start of the treatment
Our patients will start treatment within the following number of days:
1. Surgical treatment: <21 days
2. Chemoradiation treatment: <14 days