The mayor of Trent Hills, who recently won a battle with pancreatic cancer, has now learned he’s also won a fight with the province of Ontario.
Mayor Hector Macmillan travelled to Germany last year for treatment of pancreatic cancer.
He says the machine required for the surgery was sitting in a Toronto hospital but the government had not approved it.
At the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference this week, MacMillan heard Minister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins, announce that the procedure would soon be available.
MacMillan said he was “speechless, quite emotional, delighted” since he had been fighting for quite a while and “it’s a huge advancement for pancreatic patients in Canada.”
He said it’s a huge step forward, and “currently three people a day are dying in Ontario who would qualify for this procedure.”