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At Norris Cotton Cancer Center we know the experience of cancer is not just medical, it is personal. And we recognize that whenever one person receives a cancer diagnosis, the person's entire family is affected by the illness. Therefore, we strive to enhance the comfort and quality of life of people living with cancer and those who love them.

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Fighting ER+ Breast Cancer

ER+ breast cancer is especially difficult to treat because it develops a resistance to the anti-estrogen drugs usually used in treatment. A new NCCC clinical trial will test lab research that shows estrogen can induce and inhibit tumor growth.

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The Cancer Center provides a positive environment for treatment, cure, and recovery for patients with all forms of cancer. Patients receive technologically advanced cancer treatments and access to clinical trials of new treatments. Each patient is seen as an individual, and a specific treatment plan is developed by specialists who work directly with the patient, family, and referring physician.

The Cancer Center's quality care is available at our locations in Lebanon, Keene, Manchester, and Nashua, NH, and in St. Johnsbury, VT, as well as at affiliated community hospitals throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. We always strive to bring care as close to home as possible, working with patients' personal physicians and local specialists to make appropriate therapy available throughout our region.

Care at the Cancer Center is coordinated through multidisciplinary clinical oncology teams. Each team brings together physicians, specialty nurses, and other professionals who evaluate individual cases and set standards for treatment. The teams pay particular attention to preventing disfigurement, controlling symptoms, eliminating pain, and coping with the emotional distress caused by cancer.

To learn more about Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the care we provide, see the following sections: