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Cancer Care

Cancer Care Close to Home

At CMC, we understand how frightening it can be if you or someone you love has cancer. The treatment of cancer, a complex group of diseases, requires consultation among many healthcare professionals. CMC, as a Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited hospital, uses a multidisplinary approach, bringing together a wide array of surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists to create a patient-centered plan of care unique to each individual. The resulting partnership of multiple professionals results in improved patient care and healthcare outcomes. 

We provide all the support you may need, including:
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical and surgical interventions
  • Infusion therapy
  • Pain management
  • Wellness programs
  • Support groups
  • Hospice care 
Leading Edge Cancer Diagnostic Services

The earlier your cancer is detected, the better. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services at CMC allow our physicians and surgeons to get the information they need to get you the care you need. We are a Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center, using Low Dose Computer Tomography to help detect lung cancer early, when it’s most treatable.

Surgical Care

Should you require surgery, we have some of the most experienced surgeons in the area. We are the first hospital in the region to use the daVinci® Surgical System (robotic surgery), which has been used to successfully treat a variety of cancers. 

Robotic surgery has been used to successfully treat a variety of cancer and can:
  • Improve surgical outcomes
  • Reduce blood loss
  • Help reduce pain after surgery
  • Improve healing time  
Interventional Oncology

CMC is pleased to offer a number of innovative minimally invasive, effective treatments for cancer that reduce pain and suffering while offering hope. Our Radiology Department’s interventional oncology program features several cutting edge procedures. The following procedures represent a minimally invasive approach to cancer treatment, thus reducing pain and suffering while offering hope:

  • Yittrium-90 for treatment of liver tumors
  • Microwave ablation
  • Kyphoplasty
Extensive Support Services
To help you heal, the following support services are offered in the same convenient location:
  • Care managers
  • Chaplains
  • Dieticians
  • On-site clinical laboratory services
  • Social workers
  • Personal exercise program for you to maintain your strength through and beyond your journey with cancer
  • Access to programs and services that offer health assessment, education, follow-up, referrals and resources to help you access the health information and care you need
  • Support for the body, mind and spirit through the BeWell Cancer Survivorship Program. 
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Navigating Cancer

We are proudly partnering with the NH Department of Health & Human Services and NH Healthy Lives to survey NH patients diagnosed with cancer. By simply responding to a few questions you can help us learn what programs and services are needed most. Your feedback is appreciated!


Collaborating for your health

Located on the CMC campus, we are proud to partner with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, which has been designated as one of only 49 National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the U.S. Norris Cotton Cancer Center at CMC brings research-based cancer care to southern New Hampshire. In addition to treating all forms of cancer and providing onsite chemotherapy, the center’s research-based approach offers highly specialized care. We treat all forms of cancer and provide on-site chemotherapy. This allows patients to receive nationally-recognized care right in southern New Hampshire. 

D-H Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Access to Clinical Trials

Norris Cotton Cancer Center is a research-based facility and offer patients access to the latest cancer treatments through various clinical trials.

Clinical Trials
Accredited Cancer Program

CMC’s cancer program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer for over forty years. The Norris Cotton Cancer Center has earned accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and named one of only 69 Comprehensive Care Cancer Centers in the United States by the National Cancer Institute.

Designated Cancer Centers
Dedicated Inpatient Cancer Care

Patients needing inpatient cancer treatment stay in the Murphy Unit at CMC. The Murphy Unit provides medical and surgical care and focuses on most forms of cancer treatment, pain management and palliative care.

Our team is dedicated to your cancer care

Our team is so committed to providing excellent cancer care; we have a group of physicians and hospital leaders who continually assess performance improvement in the diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer patients. View the most recent Cancer Care Committee report:

Cancer Care Annual Report—2017 Cancer Care Annual Report—2016
National & Local Recognition
Union Leader Readers' Choice 2021

We are beyond grateful to be part of this community and it is our privilege to care for you. Thank you for your support and for making us your Readers’ Choice in the following categories: Hospital, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Childbirth, Emergency Care and Weight Loss.
June 2021

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CMC Earns Reaccreditation from the Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, has granted reaccreditation to the cancer program at Catholic Medical Center, recognizing our commitment to patient-centered cancer care.
May 2019

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Cancer Care Team

Our surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and nurse navigators bring extensive expertise and skill to each patient, and take a personal interest in your well-being.

Free Wig Bank

For cancer patients coping with hair loss from cancer treatment (all wigs are new and have been donated by the American Cancer Society).

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