MORE cancer patients than ever are receiving lifesaving cancer treatment in Mount Gambier thanks to the chemotherapy suite at the city's hospital.
The chemotherapy unit - opened as part of the Mount Gambier Hospital's $30m redevelopment two years ago - is now treating the majority of regional cancer patients who need chemotherapy fusions.
New figures show 1100 services were provided in the suite last financial year.
And in a first, the six-bed unit has also made a breakthrough in providing treatment for people living with multiple sclerosis.
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