Construction underway for new cancer center in Norfolk


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Construction is underway on a new cancer center at Norfolk’s Sentara Leigh Hospital.

The $93.5 million project is state-of-the-art, and officials say it’s modeled after other major cancer centers across the country.

Sentara says the new center will bring together teams from their group — as well as Eastern Virginia Medical School and Virginia Oncology Associates.

It means all specialties will be under one roof, making life a little easier on patients. 

That is something Jennifer Ferrer can appreciate.  The breast cancer patient tells she has five doctors just for her cancer and another 7 members of her medical team all in different locations.  She has been jugging appointments and driving across Hampton Roads for more then a year in her fight against breast cancer. “To see this is just fantastic I’m excited not just for myself but all the people I meet who have cancer.”

Governor Ralph Northam who attended the groundbreaking also said,  “It’ll  also help with our economy so its really a win-win for all of us today here in Virginia”.

Construction is expected to be completed in the middle of 2020.

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