It’s just better being at home’: New clinic brings cancer care to Nunavut – CBC

Team of oncologists began seeing cancer patients Monday in Iqaluit

Jul 20, 2022

When Ellen King’s husband Eliyah was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2020, it was just the start of a long health journey — one that would require the couple to travel far from home to Ottawa frequently and for long periods.

That’s because there are few oncologists — cancer specialists — who work in the North. The first time King and her husband travelled for Eliyah’s treatments, they left in December, and they didn’t return home until May.

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