Patient Stories

Be inspired by the stories of Payson Center for Cancer Care patients.

Lung Cancer Patient John Leggett

John Leggett had a cold that wouldn’t go away. The cold was pneumonia, and the X-ray that helped diagnose it detected something much more serious — a cancerous mass in his lung.

Neck Cancer Patient Ray Luscinski

Ray Luscinski underwent seven weeks of daily treatment in the fall of 2017 for squamous cell carcinoma. He and his wife Betsey were relieved by the warm welcome, pleasantly surprised by the state-of-the-art facilities and treatment technology and very gratified by the compassionate care.

Breast Cancer Patient Lisa Ober

Cancer patient, Lisa Ober's anxiety was soothed by Payson Center for Cancer Care medical and support services that helped her and her family cope with her illness and treatment.

Prostate Cancer Patient David Braiterman

For prostate cancer patient, David Braiterman, support before, during and after treatment was valuable.

Lung Cancer Patient Peg Vernon

Peg Vernon of Pembroke is a perfect example of early screening for lung cancer and the good it can do.

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. 

Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Jul
    14
    Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Are you a man living with prostate cancer? This program offers you and your loved one's support and education related to your diagnosis.
  • Jul
    14
    Wednesday
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Are you a cancer survivor? This program offers you and your loved ones support and education related to your diagnosis.
  • Sep
    8
    Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Are you a man living with prostate cancer? This program offers you and your loved one's support and education related to your diagnosis.
  • Sep
    12
    Sunday
    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    A special fundraising event on September 12, 2021, from 7 am - 4 pm at Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton, NH. Benefits: Nurse Navigator Program at Payson Center for Cancer Care and the Pedaling for HOPE Fund.

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