• Almost 12,000
    PET/CT scans were performed in Ontario in 2014
  • 75%
    of pathology resection reports are completed within the recommended turnaround time of 14 days
  • 94%
    of chemotherapy visits are being supported by CPOE in 2013
  • 42%
    of breast cancer patients and 45% of colon cancer patients visited the emergency department after adjuvant chemotherapy between 2010 and 2012
  • 28%
    of patients with oropharynx cancer visited the emergency department while undergoing a course of curative radiation therapy between 2011 and 2014
  • In 2011,
    41% of cancer patients visited the emergency department in the last 2 weeks of life
  • More than 38,000
    patients were discussed at Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences in 2014-2015
  • 65%
    of radiation treatments were reviewed by a peer radiation oncologist in 2014, above the target of 60%
  • 133,678
    unique patients were screened for symptom severity using ESAS in 2014
  • 82%
    of patients surveyed in 2014 indicated that their healthcare team always treats/manages managed their physical symptoms through their ESAS symptom management scores
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In my words

During the weeks and months that followed diagnosis, I felt a real sense of loss of control in/of my own life. I was completely reliant on others. The support of those you know, the thoughtfulness of those you don’t know and the degree of trust and confidence in one’s medical team cannot be underestimated. Caregivers are so amazing.

Lianne D.
Patient/Family Advisor

The diagnosis is when cancer is first identified. Determining how much cancer there is and the location of the cancer – staging – helps the oncologist determine the best course of treatment for a patient.

For further information, see also : www.cancercare.on.ca/pcs/diagnosis/

Click the graphic above to explore the CSQI through the patient journey.

Text description of the Cancer Journey diagram

The figure is a flow chart with 6 square boxes linked by arrows, and two rectangular boxes spanning the square boxes.

  1. Prevention
    1. forward to Screening
  2. Screening
    1. forward to Diagnosis
  3. Diagnosis
    1. forward to Treatment
  4. Treatment
    1. forward to Recovery/Survivorship
    2. forward to End-of-Life Care
  5. Recovery/Survivorship
    1. backward to Treatment
  6. End-of-Life Care
  7. Primary Care
    1. Spans all parts of the cancer journey (boxes 1 through 6)
  8. Psychosocial and Palliative Care
    1. Spans Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery/Survivorship and End-of-Life Care