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B.C. NDP second party to commit to cancer centre for Kamloops

Anna Thomas is the NDP candidate for the Kamloops South Thompson riding.

There's a good chance that Kamloops will finally get its own cancer care centre now that both major parties have made campaign commitments.

Following the Liberals' announcement yesterday, Oct. 6, the B.C. NDP has also committed to putting a cancer centre in the Royal Inland Hospital as part of their 10-year cancer care action plan.

Currently, Kamloops cancer patients have to travel to Kelowna or Vancouver for treatment, and a local centre would save many people the time, money and stress that journey incurs. 

“We know that staying closer to home is better for patient recovery. This is great news for Kamloops, but it’s also great news for improved health care,” Anna Thomas, the B.C. NDP candidate for Kamloops-South Thompson said in a release.

“This is one more example of how John Horgan is putting the needs of people at the centre of his plan for moving B.C. forward.”

The NDP's 10-year cancer plan includes new clinicians, renovations and upgrades to existing cancer centres, improved access in rural communities and genomic testing for entire families. 

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