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.
"When I got the news that I had breast cancer, I was really scared and overwhelmed. But as soon as I got to New England Cancer Specialists...read more.
“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.
Male Breast Cancer
"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.
“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.
“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.
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.
Alexandra had never smoked her entire 35 years when she went to her regular doctor with a lingering cough and difficulties breathing...read more.
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.
"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.
“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.
“I had surgery for prostate cancer back in 2015 and then went through radiation treatments about a year later, but it still came back. That’s when I went to see Dr. Thomas...read more.
"At a routine physical, the nurse practitioner noticed that my lymph nodes were swollen. She scheduled me for an ultrasound, and I got a call two hours later...read more.