We offer a relaxed, caring environment in a lovely rural setting. We know that emotional and mental well-being are as important to healing as the treatment itself. Surrounded by rolling hills and shady walking paths, Norris Cotton Cancer Center is a place you can rest and recover.
A blood and marrow transplant (BMT) requires an average of 21 consecutive days—but only 3 to 6 hours each day are spent in actual treatment.
What should I bring to transplant?
- Pants and shirts: a button down top is best to allow easy access to your catheter site
- Sweater or cover up or bathrobe in case you get cold
- Cotton socks and underwear
- New slippers
- Scarf, hat, or turban (you may wear your wig to and from the hospital but not in the BMT unit to decrease scalp irritation)
- Gym shorts (if you are to have radiation)
- New toothbrush and toothpaste (for when your white blood cell (WBC) count is high; we will give you a special toothbrush and toothpaste to use when your WBC is low)
- Eyeglasses, if needed
- Hairbrush, comb, electric razor
What am I NOT allowed to use?
- Contact lenses
- Deodorant, makeup and nail polish
- Perfumed soap or lotion (we will provide both)
- Mouthwash (we will provide antibacterial mouthwash)
Other items not allowed in the BMT unit
- Wool or animal fur
- Feather pillows (non-feather pillows and comforters are okay)