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Tri-Cities Cancer Center Breaks Ground on Expansion

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About 25% of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center patients do travel in from throughout the region. This project is now a year in the making. About 25% of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center patients do travel in from throughout the region. This project is now a year in the making.

KENNEWICK, WA- The Tri-Cities Cancer Center is expanding as more local and regional patients are choosing to use the center for their cancer treatment. The new addition is just over 3,000 square feet, it is expected to be finished next Fall.

The new addition and remodel will include a new survivorship program, so those who are in remission can still receive the total care they need. There will also be a palliative care program and room for visiting doctors who need to see their patients. 

The cancer center has been working on the remodel of over 6,000 square feet inside the current building for some time now. The President of the Tri-Cities Cancer Foundation spoke with NBC Right Now about the new additions Friday morning. "We're expecting growth in the Tri-Cities and unfortunately so tare the number of cancer patients. We needed to expand so we can continue to provide the same level or improve care for these patients," explained Phil Gallagher.

Fundraising through the foundation has raised just less than half of what the cancer center needs to finish up the project. A new radiation machine, new ambulance entrance, bigger rooms and changing rooms will all be part of the development.

About 25% of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center patients do travel in from throughout the region. This project is now a year in the making.

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