Talking about cancer
posted by lotus
15 April 2022

Wait for Radiotherapy

Last reply: 1 year ago

Hi, I am just wondering if anyone is experiencing long waits for radiotherapy treatment? I have health insurance, so going privately, but it has now been 13 weeks since my surgery and no date yet. I had the CT planning appt 2 weeks ago but they said it would be another 3-4 weeks before I heard anything. I am anxious about the delay - I was never told initially that there would be any delays and had to keep calling week after week only to be told I was in ‘the pile’ and they couldn’t give any idea of time scale. Is this the normal? Could I have had radiotherapy quicker in another centre?

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commented by Cancer Nurse
21 April 2022

1 year ago

Hi Lotus,

Thank you for posting on the Online Community.

I am sorry that you have been waiting so long to commence your radiotherapy. The waiting time to commence radiotherapy can differ depending on what diagnosis you have, your recovery post-surgery and sometimes local delays in radiotherapy centres. Would you contact your nurses specialist or team in the hospital to discuss the delay with them?

If you would like to speak to one of our nurses in more detail about this please contact the Support Line. The Support Line number is 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

I do hope you will be able to contact us.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse


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