At Norris Cotton Cancer Center, we realize that health care isn't about insurance, medications, procedures or equipment — it's about people. It's our goal to provide the highest level of care for every person that walks through our doors.
Our patients talk to us — in their own words — about their challenges and their successes before, during, and after their care here. These people are your family, friends and neighbors. Listen to what they have to say about their experiences, and what it says about the level of care you can expect from Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
Lymphoma & Leukemia Program in Lebanon and at Kingsbury Pavilion in Keene, and through outreach at Springfield Hospital
"Exhausted and out of breath while visiting my daughter in New Jersey, I barely made it home to New Hampshire to see my doctor in Keene. After a blood test showed that I was dangerously anemic, I was sent to the emergency room for a blood transfusion. There I learned the culprit: leukemia. I was referred to Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon for bone marrow biopsies and chemotherapy. It was there that I met Dr. Mary Chamberlin.
View/Hear Christine's Story
Episode Six: Prostate Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Support Services
In 2002, Dick Birnie was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. Soon after, it was discovered that he also had indolent, or slow-growing, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. His doctors began monitoring his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and over the next two years successfully treated him for prostate cancer. Six years later, Dick's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma became aggressive, requiring active treatment. Now, in 2010, Dick is healthy and enjoying his retirement from Dartmouth College, where he was a geology professor.
View/Hear Episode Six: Prostate Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Support Services
Episode Twelve: Bone Marrow Donation
In this episode, Jack Heath talks with Idalina Williams, transplant nurse coordinator, and Kevin, a bone marrow donor, about the experience of donating bone marrow. Kevin, an avid New York Yankees fan, donated his bone marrow to Gerry, a Boston Red Sox fan. Kevin and Gerry were recently able to meet one another—at a Red Sox/Yankees game in Boston. Kevin shares his story.
View/Hear Episode Twelve: Bone Marrow Donation