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.

Margaret Neff

Making People Smile

Cancer survivor Margaret Neff of Concord has fond memories of making small holiday gifts for friends and family with her mother. They made people smile. Now she is making gifts and bringing smiles to patients and caregivers at Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care.

Read Margaret's Story

Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Jul
    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
    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
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    This group offers education and support to patients newly diagnosed with a history of breast cancer.
  • Sep
    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    A special fundraising event on September 10, 2022, 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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