The wait time data provided here are for scheduled tests, treatments and services only. Patients who require emergency care are not placed on a wait list.

Radiation Therapy - Bowel Cancer

What is Bowel Cancer?

Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the body, which grow together and form tumours. In bowel cancer, tumours may grow in the bowel, large intestine, colon and rectum.


Radiation Therapy Wait Times - Bowel Cancer
CancerCare Manitoba
Median Wait Time (in weeks)
All Manitoba
3
Data for August 2017

Median wait time: The point at which half the patients have had their treatment, and the other half are still waiting. For example, if a median wait time is 4 weeks, this means that half of the patients waited less than 4 weeks, and half waited more than 4 weeks. The median is another way of reflecting what a "typical" patient might have experienced in that time period. Unlike the average, the median is not generally influenced by one or two very unusual cases (long or short), and is therefore more stable over time.

Treatment Courses Commenced - Bowel Cancer
CancerCare Manitoba
Total
 (per month)
2017/2018
Fiscal Year to Date1
2016/2017
Fiscal Year to Date1
All Manitoba
14
73
191
Data for August 2017

1 Fiscal year is April to March.