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 - Palliative Pain Management

What is Palliative Pain Management?

If some cancers progress, they can spread throughout the body. This may result in the growth of tumours within bones or pressure on other parts of the body, causing pain that can be controlled or alleviated through radiation therapy.


Radiation Therapy Wait Times - Palliative Pain Management
CancerCare Manitoba
Median Wait Time
(in weeks)
All Manitoba
1
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 - Palliative Pain Management
CancerCare Manitoba
Total
 (per month)
2017/2018
Fiscal Year to Date1
2016/2017
Fiscal Year to Date1
All Manitoba
51
333
755
Data for August 2017

1 Fiscal year is April to March.