Patient Stories



Marge and Alan's Story

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Breast Cancer Survivor

"I don't think she could have received any better care than here at Norris Cotton Cancer Center in St. Johnsbury."
Marge and Alan, Whitefield, NH

Margaret was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. It was hard to believe, because she wasn’t sick or in any pain. She had her yearly test and they found it. One day she just had cancer. And she was pretty scared. Of course we would have travelled anywhere to get the highest level of care for her. She’s my partner, my friend. It was a relief to know that she could get the very latest cancer care from Norris Cotton Cancer Center...right here at St. Johnsbury.

Any kind of support Margaret needed...they had ready for her—information, compassion, laughter, a shoulder to lean on. Everyone she met with...every day for 7 1/2 weeks...knew how to treat the whole person and how she was feeling...both physically and emotionally.

But I knew all along that Margaret was receiving the right care in the right place. You see, 20 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer at Mass General, but I chose Norris Cotton Cancer Center for my care. It made a difference to get this level of care right here ...for both Margaret and me.