Dr. Piyush Agarwal on Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Penile Cancer

Piyush Agarwal, MD

Agarwal says patients whose penile cancer does not spread to their lymph nodes have a 95% chance of survival over the course of 5 years, while survival for those whose cancer spreads to their lymph nodes is significantly less.

Piyush Agarwal, MD, Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute, discusses the difference between penile cancer confined to the penis and cancer that spreads to the lymph nodes. Agarwal says patients whose penile cancer does not spread to their lymph nodes have a 95% chance of survival over the course of 5 years, while survival for those whose cancer spreads to their lymph nodes is significantly less.