Stories: Patient CareIn This Section
- Hands-on Healing Arts Complement Cancer TreatmentBy Lara Stahler
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.
- New Protection for Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation TherapyBy Lara Stahler
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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.