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Waiting times for care

Cancer surgery

The data presented here are for planned surgery, defined as surgery that can be scheduled by placing the patient on a waiting list. The surgeries included are for the treatment of malignant bowel, breast and lung cancer; these cancers have the ability to progress to more serious disease and spread to surrounding tissue or other organs, if left untreated.

Surgery for malignant bowel cancer: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Surgery for malignant breast cancer: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.