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New GP Practice cancer service will help patients in Fens

A new way of providing cancer services to rural areas has been launched for the Fens. Patients living around the Littleport area in Cambridgeshire, now won't have to travel long distances to Cambridge for treatment.

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Patients welcome new cancer service for Fens

New Oncology suite at St Georges Medical Centre, Littleport Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cancer patients have welcomed the opening of a new Oncology suite at a GP Practice in Littleport, which will mean their treatment can be done locally.

St Georges Medical Centre, Littleport Credit: ITV News Anglia

Up until now patients living in the Isle of Ely have had to travel a 50 mile round trip to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge or to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, for their treatment.

They will now be able to have chemotherapy treatment in the new suite as well as attending appointments for things like blood tests.

Staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge will refer patients to Littleport for treatment.

57-year old Janet Cross is being treated for breast cancer and now has a five minute walk to receive her treatment and welcomes the new service.

Janet said. "It takes a lot of stress out of the treatment, not only for yourself, but other people, because it also involves your family and your friends, taking time off work to take you."

Janet Cross will now be able to use the new Oncology service in Littleport Credit: ITV News Anglia

Janet said. "It takes a lot of stress out of the treatment, not only for yourself, but other people, because it also involves your family and your friends, taking time off work to take you."

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