Read more about the patient satisfaction rates, our specialists' expertise, innovations, and wait times for breast cancer treatment.
Patient satisfaction rates are the opinions of our patients on the care and services they received at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. Our patients named expertise, personal care, information, trust, and the possibility to be involved as important aspects in their ratings of the Netherlands Cancer Institute.
Satisfaction rates for patients with breast cancer at the Netherlands Cancer Institute
Patients with breast cancer give the Netherlands Cancer Institute the following ratings.
8.4Wishes when choosing treatment
8.2Shared decision making
Expertise is the experience and skill of our specialists, specific to this cancer type. We measure their expertise by keeping records of the numbers of patients treated, the numbers of patients requesting a second opinion, and the types of treatments being delivered.
The following data is based on the year 2015
10344patients with breast cancer
Further division by treatment type
The expertise of our team of specialists is based on the three main treatments: the number of patients receiving surgery, radiation, and/or treatment with cancer drugs. We will give you further insights into our experience per treatment.
Surgical treatments (most common)
439breast sparing surgeries
270breast amputations with reconstructions
73breast amputations without reconstructions
The Netherlands Cancer Institute is part of the quality registration audit “NABON Breast Cancer Audit” which ensures an overview of the quality of care at this and other hospitals. The results are compared to the national average.
Drug treatments (most common)
Many patients at the Netherlands Cancer Institute participate in a clinical trial looking into drug treatments, such as immunotherapy. These patients have not been included in the overview.
Radiation treatments (total)
Patients want to know what the effects of the treatment are. Is the cancer gone? What is survivorship like? What is the risk of complications? Did the symptoms and pain diminish? What is the risk of recurrence?
We currently provide information from the audit of the indicator report for breast cancer. We also strive to inform you about the complications, recurrences (the risk of the tumor coming back), and the quality of life experienced by our patients.
The DICA (Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing) conducts quality registrations for oncology. The NBCA (Nabon Breast Cancer Audit) has created an indicator report for breast cancer in particular.
View the report here. The Netherlands Cancer Institute's results are indicated with a red dot.
Our wait times are currently longer than we would like for certain treatments. Displayed below are the expected wait times.
Our physicians closely monitor whether the wait time is acceptable for you based on your situation and physical shape. The wait times may differ between patients if the situation requires it.
You can usually get rapid diagnostics within one day
You can usually get a second opinion within seven days
Wait time until the first appointment
80% of our patients are seen within one week.
Establishing a treatment plan
Between your first visit to the clinic and the first diagnostics, there may be a period for additional tests, and for the specialists involved in the treatment to discuss and establish the treatment plan with the patient.
Start of the treatment
Wait times until the start of the treatment
Our patients will start treatment within the following number of days:
1. Radiotherapy treatment: <14 days
2. Surgical treatment: <56 days
3. Treatment with medication <14 days