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Province unveils Urgent Cancer Care Clinic

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The newly opened Urgent CancerCare Clinic in the CancerCare Manitoba building.

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The newly opened Urgent CancerCare Clinic in the CancerCare Manitoba building.

Manitobans who have cancer now have two ways to get quick treatment and support.

Health Minister Erin Selby announced today the Urgent Cancer Care Clinic and the Cancer helpline at CancerCare Manitoba.

"With this new clinic patients will no longer have to go to a regular emergency room or make an appointment," Selby said.

"We want to try to make what is a very difficult journey more comfortable and less scary."

Dr. Dhali Dhaliwal, president and CEO of CancerCare, said the clinic opened two weeks ago and operates Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. To 5 p.m., but hopes to expand to evenings and weekends next year.

"It really is a need that CancerCare has recognized for a long time," he said.

Selby said already the clinic, on the main floor of CancerCare, has seen 123 patients and the helpline has taken 92 calls. The helpline can be reached at 204-787-8900.

She said the cost for the new programs is $750,000 per year.

Kevin.rollason@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:02 PM CST: Added photo of clinic.

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