Lung Cancer Surgery


No benchmark established


April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions


Age 18 or older *Includes all cancer surgeries for proven and suspected cases *Includes all cancer surgery for new and recurrent/metastatic cancers *Excludes biopsies as the sole procedure *Excludes patient unavailable days *Excludes patients on neo-adjuvant therapy *Excludes emergency cases


The number of days that patients waited between the booking date and the date of cancer surgery. Booking date is when the patient and the appropriate physician agree to a service, and the patient is ready to receive it.


Due to isolated data quality concerns raised by officials in Newfoundland and Labrador, information on wait times for lung cancer surgery in that province is currently unavailable. Officials are working to improve the data for future reporting.