Private hospital group Netcare has set its sights on offering the only full cancer treatment facility in SA as it searches for growth in a stagnant market. "Once complete, Netcare Milpark Hospital will be the only hospital in SA with a full cancer-care service offering," said Jacques du Plessis, MD of the Netcare hospital division. Cindy Aitton, head of Netcare Cancer Care, said the facility would have the only Gamma Knife unit in the country. The Leksell Gamma Knife Icon is a noninvasive radiation device used to treat brain, head and neck tumours. Aitton said the unit may in future offer external beam radiation therapy, a dedicated oncology ward, a chemotherapy unit, surgery for different types of cancer and other services. "No other hospital is offering this suite of oncology services," she said. The hospital group began the expansion of its cancer treatment facility in 2016 and is set to complete it next year with an additional 100 beds. Once completed it will be the biggest faci...

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