Head and neck cancer
Read more about the patient satisfaction rates, our specialists' expertise, innovations, and wait times for head and neck 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.
Patient satisfaction rates at the Netherlands Cancer Institute
Patients give the Netherlands Cancer Institute the following ratings.
8.7Wishes when choosing treatment
8.6Shared 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
2899patients with head and neck 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.
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 four days
You can usually get a second opinion within five 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. Surgical treatment*: <30 days
2. Radiotherapy treatment: <24 days
3. Treatment with medication <14 days
* Important: for benign tumors, your wait time may be longer.