We understand that waiting for an appointment is incredibly frustrating and anxiety-provoking. This is especially true when you or a loved one has a new diagnosis of cancer. In fact, a recent survey (Merritt Hawkins, 2017) showed that Americans wait on average 24.1 days to obtain a new patient appointment. Given that a recently published study of over 1 million patients showed that ever 4 weeks delay in cancer treatment can increase the risk of death by 10%, with that number rising incrementally with continued lags (Hanna et al, BMJ 2020), any wait at all is simply unacceptable in our eyes. That is why at UCI Radiation Oncology, we are committed to cutting that wait time to 0 days! Effective March 2020, we began offering same day appointments to not just see any generic provider but to one of our award-winning specialists on demand. We are committed to making it easy for you to see us and to removing any barriers to access. Because we recognize that if cancer does not wait, why should you?