555 join call for new cancer care unit

OUR radiotherapy campaign goes from strength to strength – we have received a staggering 555 signatures from readers who demand better cancer care.

However, we’re not going to rest on our laurels. We need even more signatures from concerned residents of Comet country, especially as we keep receiving worrying letters from current and former cancer patients endorsing the campaign.

Mrs Evans contacted The Comet and said: “As an 80-year-old cancer sufferer who endured three weeks travelling to Mount Vernon last February, in very cold weather, I fully endorse your campaign”.

We also received a letter from a Letchworth GC resident, who has received both chemotherapy and radiotherapy, thanking The Comet for the campaign.

Elizabeth Niven said that she “gladly adds her name to the list” and “to travel a distance for both these treatments is a nightmare”.


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With the backing of all the political parties, which was reported last week, the battle for a radiotherapy unit at Lister Hospital is marching forward, but we still need those signatures to push for better cancer care.

A new radiotherapy unit would complement the massive redevelopment of Lister Hospital and could help thousands.

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As well as signatures, we want to hear from people who have been forced to endure the long arduous trip to Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood, Middlesex, for treatment, and any stories from the loved ones of cancer sufferers concerned by the lack of local provision.

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