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 Alison Nyhan

Alison Nyhan of Concord received her Cancer Survivorship Plan when she completed breast cancer treatment at Concord Hospital Breast Care Center and Payson Center for Cancer Care in the summer of 2016, marking the end of treatment and summarizing every step of her cancer 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

  • Dec
    3
    Tuesday
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Learn how to make body lotion, lip balm, massage oil, aromatherapy spray, bath salts, and body scrubs. Plus, make and take your own mini spa kit.
  • Dec
    4
    Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    A safe environment for survivors and support persons to explore the impact of cancer on their lives.
  • Dec
    9
    Monday
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    If you have lymphoma, leukemia or myeloma this groups is for you and your family members. Get support and education related to your cancer.
  • Dec
    10
    Tuesday
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    This group offers education and support to patients with a history of breast or gynecological cancer.