Patient Care

Susan DiStasio, APRN, with patient

The Many Colors of Oncology Nursing

Assisting with surgeries to guiding patients through clinical research trials, Oncology nurses at NCCC all have one priority in common: exceptional care that comes out of the passion and love for their jobs.

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Patient receiving reiki massage

Hands-on Healing Arts Complement Cancer Treatment

Reiki and massage are relaxing, non-invasive therapies that studies show can positively impact healing and reduce anxiety, depression, and pain during and after treatment for all types of cancers.

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Radiation Oncologist, Alan Hartford, MD, with his patient, William Handy.

New Protection for Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy

D-H's NCCC is the only hospital in Northern New England to offer a hydrogel that protects organs adjacent to the prostate, reducing side effects for patients undergoing radiation for prostate cancer.

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An older couple about to kiss

Bringing Back Sex after Cancer

What does “surviving cancer” mean for a patient’s personal life, especially in relationships and marriages? How should a cancer survivor and their partner approach the subject of sexual intimacy?

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) infects nearly one in four adults in the U.S.

HPV Vaccine and Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infects nearly one in four adults in the U.S. It is known to be a precursor to cervical cancer, as well as anal, penile, and mouth/throat cancers and genital warts.

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Suzanne Jahn with Kari M. Rosenkranz, MD

Tissue-Sparing Breast Cancer Surgery

NCCC surgeons work together to offer new tissue-sparing and nipple-sparing surgery methods, same-day breast reconstruction, and follow-up care to help women find treatment that reflects their values.

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Bonnie Prouty

Breathe Deep, Hold, and Save Your Heart

NCCC recently installed a real-time monitoring system that allows technicians to monitor the patient as she holds a deep breath for 20 seconds so radiation is precisely targeted.

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Learn about getting help to stay tobacco free

Quit Smoking for Good This Time

Ninety percent of people who try to quit cold turkey can't, and for those who do quit, "slipping" is common.

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