MP praises treatment for cancer patients

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THE MP for Portsmouth North has paid a visit to Queen Alexandra Hospital to witness patients with oesophageal cancer receiving treatment.

Penny Mordaunt met with department lead Professor Pradeep Bhandari and his team, seeing first-hand how early diagnosis and intervention for oesophageal cancer can save lives. She also met two patients who were being treated there and she was shown around the department.

The visit was organised by the Oesophageal Cancer Westminster Campaign to raise the profile of oesophageal cancer.

Ms Mordaunt said: ‘I am proud to see the excellent standard of cancer care available to my constituents.

‘Improving cancer care is a national priority and in particular we need to be catching cancer early and starting treatment promptly.’