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 - Lung Cancer

What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the lung. It can start anywhere in the lungs and affect any part of the respiratory system.


Radiation Therapy Wait Times - Lung Cancer
CancerCare Manitoba
Median Wait Time (in weeks)
All Manitoba
2
Data for October 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 - Lung Cancer
CancerCare Manitoba
Total
 (per month)
2017/2018
Fiscal Year to Date1
2016/2017
Fiscal Year to Date1
All Manitoba
38
238
409
Data for October 2017

1 Fiscal year is April to March.