In 2016–17, over 63,500 courses of radiotherapy were delivered in Australia. 50% of all radiotherapy patients started treatment within 9 days, and 90% within 26 days. For those who needed emergency treatment (1.5% of courses), almost 95% began treatment within the recommended timeframe—on the same or the next day.

  • Cat. no: HSE 209
Findings from this report:
  • For those who needed emergency radiotherapy (1.5% of courses), almost 95% began treatment on the same or next day.

  • 50% of all radiotherapy patients received treatment within 9 days and 90% received treatment within 26 days.