Stomach cancer

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

Jolanda van Dieren in gesprek (maagkanker)
Diagnostics and treatment in one location by a small and highly specialized team. This ensures that our patients often feel seen as a person during their treatment.
dr. Jolanda van Dieren Gastroenterologist

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.


Patient satisfaction rates at the Netherlands Cancer Institute

Patients give the Netherlands Cancer Institute the following ratings.

  • 8.9
  • 9.0
  • 9.1
  • 8.7
    Wishes when choosing treatment
  • 8.8
    Shared decision making
Van Der Veldt
"They are honest and clear and their working methods give me a lot of peace."
Dhr. van der Veldt Patient


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

  • 297

    patients with stomach cancer
  • 98

    new patients
  • 22

    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.

  • 114

    patients who have undergone one or more types of treatment
  • 76

    surgical treatments
  • 62

    drug treatments
  • 29

    radiation treatments
Johanna Van Sandick, Screenshot, Film
The Netherlands Cancer Institute is innovative in research and care. This allows us to deliver new treatment options like HIPEC as part of a trial.
dr. Johanna van Sandick Surgeon

Wait times

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.

  • 5 days

    rapid diagnostics

    Every Wednesday we offer the opportunity for rapid diagnostics for stomach or esaphogeal cancer. Your wait time will depend on the time of referral, but new patients can usually come in on the following Wednesday.

  • 9 days

    Second opinion

    You can usually get a second opinion within nine 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.

Start of treatment

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:                 <14 days

2. Treatment with medication       <14 days

3. Radiotherapy treatment:          <14 days

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