Cancer Services

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.What are Cancer Services?

Cancer Services are services provided to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display the traits of uncontrolled growth (growth and division beyond the normal limits), invasion (destruction of neighboring tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood). Cancers are named after the part of the body where they start. For example, cancer that starts in the bladder but spreads to the lung is called bladder cancer with lung metastases.

Cancer services can include consultation with an oncologist, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. How long you will wait for cancer services depends on your treatment plan, where your cancer is located, and how far advanced it has become. Different cancers advance at different rates, some slowly and others more quickly. For some cancers, surgery and time for healing are necessary before you can begin other treatments. Your wait time will begin once your health care provider determines you are ready to start a specific treatment or service. For a description of the cancer care path, click here.

Manitoba strives to provide wait time data for as many cancer services as possible. As more wait time data becomes available for various cancer services it will be posted below. The following wait time data is currently available: