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Cancer services protest march

5th March 2012

About 2,000 people have marched through the Cumbrian town of Kendal to call for improved cancer services.

They want radiotherapy facilities at Kendal’s Westmorland General Hospital and to see an end to cancer patients having to travel for treatment at hospitals outside the South Lakeland area. Chemotherapy is provided at the hospital but those who need radiotherapy travel elsewhere, including Carlisle and Preston, and it is estimated at least 400 patients a year are affected. Plans for a new £10m radiotherapy unit in Kendal are currently before health commissioners.

 

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