Nurse Navigator Caitlin Roberts & Patient

Nurse Navigator Caitlin Roberts & Patient

Payson Center for Cancer Care

Cancer Care

You and your family can count on Payson Center for Cancer Care experts to provide the latest cancer treatment options with state-of-the-art technology and clinical trials, without leaving your community.

The board-certified physicians on our medical staff and nationally-certified oncology nurses are dedicated to providing quality health care in a supportive, caring environment.

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The Payson Center for Cancer Care uses some of the most advanced medical technology to diagnose cancer.

  • Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Digital mammography
  • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • The Brilliance CT Big Bore Scanner System
  • Radiation therapy with the Clinac 21EX machine

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Screening tests can help find cancer at an early stage before symptoms appear. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have grown and spread. This can make cancer harder to treat or cure.

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer


    Comprehensive Quality Care Without Driving to Boston

    As a Payson Center for Cancer Care patient, you can be confident you're receiving the most advanced cancer care, delivered by a compassionate team of providers. We're able to offer you the latest treatment options with state-of-the-art technologies and clinical trials, without leaving your community.

    Advanced Care Treatment Options Benefit You

    Fusion Biopsy for Detecting Prostate Cancer

    In 2017, Concord Hospital Center for Urologic Care became the first in New Hampshire to use Fusion Biopsy, a new technique that more accurately diagnoses prostate cancer, saving lives and preventing patients from undergoing unnecessary prostate biopsies. Fusion Biopsy fuses ultrasound imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging to provide a vivid ‘live’ view of potential tumors, enabling doctors to precisely target biopsies — increasing the rate of finding significant cancers by 30 percent. Learn more

    Full-Service Radiation Through Radiation Oncology Associates, PA

    You can count on the latest radiation techniques and equipment with treatments delivered by an experienced team of specialists and therapists through our partnership with Radiation Oncology Associates, PA.

    3D Mammography to Detect Early Signs of Cancer

    Tomosynthesis technology creates three-dimensional breast images that help detect cancer earlier than previously possible. Because breast tissue is made up of pockets of dense tissue surrounded by fat, traditional two-dimensional images could be hazy, making it difficult to see early signs of cancer. 3D mammography converts breast images into layers or “slices,” allowing radiologists to look at breast tissue in far greater detail, detecting abnormalities not detected with two-dimensional images.

    Accredited Center

    The Payson Center for Cancer Care is accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer (CoC) as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center, which means we have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment, and we are in compliance with CoC's standards.

    Meg Whittemore

    Choose Your Care with Confidence. Meg Did.

    As a former journalist, Meg Whittemore asks lots of questions. So, when diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, she needed key information to help her make decisions about her health. Without exception, all of her questions were met with cooperation and openness, which reassured her that Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care was the right choice. In addition to the state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools and strategies applied to Meg’s cancer, she also experienced kindness, empathy, compassion and a steady reassurance that she was not alone on this journey. 


    Rock 'N Race Makes a Difference for Cancer Patients

    Rock 'N Race proceeds are directed toward support programs and services and financial assistance for Payson Center for Cancer Care patients in need through the HOPE Resource Center. This year, Rock 'N Race is a virtual event and funds raised by participants are being matched up to $150K thanks to a generous matching gift by founding donors Norm and Melinda Payson's private foundation.

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    Upcoming Classes & Events

    • Jun
      12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Jun
      5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      This group offers education and support to patients with a history of breast or gynecological cancer.
    • Jun
      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      THIS YEAR'S RACE IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. You can walk or run at any time of your choice between May 14 and June 30, 2020. Benefits: Payson Center for Cancer Care.
    • Sep
      5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      This group offers education and support to patients with a history of breast or gynecological cancer.

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