Sarcomas

Read more about the patient satisfaction rates, our specialists' expertise, innovations, and wait times for sarcomas treatment.

Winan van Houdt in gesprek
Uw sarcoom verdient onze multidisciplinaire aandacht. Dat is onze zorg en onze expertise.
Dr. Winan van Houdt Chirurg

Patient satisfaction

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.

8.6

Patient satisfaction rates at the Netherlands Cancer Institute

Patients give the Netherlands Cancer Institute the following ratings.

  • 8.5
    Personal attention
  • 8.1
    Information
  • 8.5
    Expertise
  • 8.6
    Confidence/ trust
  • 8.3
    Shared decision making
Dozeman
"What amazed me is that I always saw and met with the same physician during my 22 years and that he was always available."
Mw. Dozeman Patient

Expertise

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

 

  • 1021

    patients with sarcomas
  • 289

    new patients
  • 28

    second opinions

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.

Rick Haas in gesprek (sarcomen)
93% of our patients remain cancer-free during the 5 years following their treatment. The international norm is 85%. We always take our time to find the best personalized treatment.
Dr. Rick Haas Radiation oncologist

Wait times

The wait times presented below are just indications of the average wait times and are based on the average wait times (median) of the past month.

  • 7 days

    rapid diagnostics

    Every Tuesday we schedule a clinic for new patients coming in for rapid diagnostics or second opinions. The wait times will depend on the day of referral, but new patients can usually come to the clinic on the following Tuesday.

  • 7 days

    Second opinion

    Every Tuesday we schedule a clinic for new patients coming in for rapid diagnostics or second opinions. The wait times will depend on the day of referral, but new patients can usually come to the clinic on the following Tuesday.

10
days

First appointment

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.

 

14-22
days

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:                 <22 days

3. Treatment with medication       <14 days