“Welcoming a baby boy
into our family after my cancer treatment has been a dream come true!”

Erica Croxford of Windham, Breast Cancer Survivor

"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, I felt safe and cared for. I was immediately reassured that Dr. Battelli was going to take the best care of me.

“One thing we discussed early on was the possibility of having more children after treatment. It gave me something to hope for.

“I found out very fast that you're not alone at NECS. Everyone is there to guide you, support you, and give you what you need—from the people that greet you at the door, to all the staff who take care of you from start to finish. They’re always smiling, always empathetic.

“As a little kid at that time, my daughter actually thought that cancer's a celebration because of how well they treated me. To see such positive people supporting me has had a lifelong impact on her.

“I'm happy to say that today I am a survivor of breast cancer, and all that goes with that. I have been cancer-free for several years, able to continue doing the job that I love, to enjoy watching my daughter grow—and most amazing of all, to bring her baby brother into the family!

“Having a healthy baby boy after cancer treatment has been a dream come true. I celebrate the people who helped make it possible.”

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Dr. Christian Thomas with Melissa Timberlake FNP

Three years after her cancer treatment, Erica is joined by her daughter and husband in welcoming home a newborn baby boy!

Alexandra with her husband, Ryan

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