Reasons for delayed surgery
Out of the patients in the group that waited over 42 days, 56 had a delayed time to surgery and 65 had a delayed time to chemotherapy. For thirty of the patients, time to surgery and time to chemotherapy both experienced delays. Chemotherapy-related toxicity, organizational shortcomings, medical consultation and evaluation for operability were all among the reasons offered for delaying surgery. Complications after surgery, poor conditions after surgery, and patient requests were some of thee top reasons for delaying chemotherapy.