Sharing our stories, sharing our hope.

At New England Cancer Specialists, we know that each of our patients has a unique cancer journey, with unique challenges and stories. We believe that sharing these stories can inspire and support others, no matter what their diagnosis or where they are in the process.

If you would like to share the story of your cancer journey with us and other patients, please click here to learn more.

Sarah Emerson

Breast Cancer

“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33, I was shocked. But I could tell from my first visit to NECS, they've done this before. Read more.

Diane Engel

Breast Cancer

"When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I figured the doctors would just tell me what to do. But I actually got to make the key decisions." Read more.

Ron Richards

Male Breast Cancer

Ron R.

"I ignored a small lump on my right breast for a month—even when it became painful to touch—because, of course, men don't get breast cancer!" Read more.

Tracy Thibodeau

Breast Cancer

“I came to New England Cancer Specialists for a second opinion, on the advice of a friend, and today I’m glad I did. I’d had a routine mammogram...read more.

Kit Pfieffer

Colon Cancer 

Kit P.

“In 2017, my routine 10-year colonoscopy found a nasty surprise: a large tumor right next to my appendix. A follow-up CT scan showed it to be colorectal...read more.

Kenny Ames

Esophageal Cancer

A 30-year employee at Bath Iron Works (BIW), by 2016 Kenny had developed arthritis. Like many men, he was not inclined to seek...read more.

Pat Farrin

Kidney Cancer

Since first being diagnosed in 2016, Pat Farrin and his doctors have been battling his renal cell carcinoma, or kidney cancer, using all the tools available...read more.

Alexandra Babcock

Lung Cancer

Alexandra had never smoked her entire 35 years when she went to her regular doctor with a lingering cough and difficulties breathing...read more.

Roy Jenkins

Lung Cancer

When Roy Jenkins was diagnosed with cancer, he was given less than two years to live. So when Dr. David Benton told Roy about a clinical trial...read more.

Ben Valentino

Multiple Myeloma

When Ben was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood, he initially went out of state for treatment. “But it was a long drive...read more.

Chris St. John

Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

"Chris was diagnosed with a somewhat rare form of lymphoma, so we chose New England Cancer Specialists for the very best care,” his wife, Janice, explains. Read more.

Cheryl Clark

Pancreatic Cancer

“Dr. Ilyas and his team used every tool to make sure I’m cancer-free. It wasn’t easy, but now I’m back working with Arnie in our lawn business." Read more.