Services Clinical Trials for Cancer
If you have a specific diagnosis and would like to learn more about participating in a clinical trial, please go to the national site: ClinicalTrials.gov
. This website has a robust search feature which can provide information on investigational studies available for your specific diagnosis. You can also learn: “What is a clinical trial” and “What questions to ask before participating in a trial”. The site also includes information about how to find a study, glossary of terms and has links to other sites about clinical trials.
Leading-Edge Cancer Diagnostic Services
The early detection and diagnosis of cancer is possible with the state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services at Catholic Medical Center. This full range of services includes X-ray imaging, CT scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and nuclear medicine. All images are digitally acquired, stored and displayed via our electronic PACS system, giving medical staff quick access to a patient’s imaging files to speed diagnosis and aid in consultations.
Learn more about our Diagnostic Imaging services
. Cancer Treatment Services
Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Catholic Medical Center
provides a complete array of inpatient and outpatient medical oncology services—from onsite clinical laboratory services, to support services such as dieticians, chaplains, social workers, and care managers—in one convenient location.
Surgery and radiation therapy are coordinated with a patient's primary care physician. At CMC, we have some of the most experienced general, urologic and thoracic surgeons in the area, highly skilled in providing surgical interventions for the treatment and care of all types of cancer. Some patients needing surgery or radiation therapy may be referred to Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
CMC is the first hospital in the region to use the da Vinci® Intuitive Surgical Robotics System, which has been successfully used to treat prostate and other urologic cancers. This approach improves surgical outcomes, reduces blood loss, postoperative pain and improves healing time.
A full complement of medical oncology and hematology services are available through CMC’s Murphy Unit, as well as through referrals for outpatient services, such as radiation therapy. All chemotherapy is delivered onsite and is prepared in-house by specially trained pharmacists.
Our comfort care team assists patients and family members in achieving physical, spiritual and psychological comfort. The team assists patients and family members with hospice care, at the hospital or upon discharge. For more information or to schedule an appointment at Norris Cotton Cancer Center at CMC, call (603) 629-1828. Community Health Services
Patients and family members can access cancer support groups at CMC or in greater Manchester through CMC’s Community Health Services
. You can choose from a full curriculum of health and education programs, services and screenings to increase awareness and knowledge to improve your health. Oncology Exercise Program
With a referral from your cancer treatment physician to our Oncology Exercise Program, you can work with our nurses and exercise physiologists on an individual exercise program during your treatment and recovery from cancer to help you feel better.