Stories of Success

Testimonials

“My patients feel that they are being taught a great deal of important information in the Anticancer Lifestyle Program that they otherwise would not have been exposed to. They ultimately feel empowered and motivated to pursue significant lifestyle changes, and in most cases, these lifestyle changes are sustainable.”

- Jeanna Walsh, MD, Medical Oncologist and Medical Director, Dana Farber-New Hampshire Oncology and Hematology

“My patients respond to the Anticancer Lifestyle Program in a way I find unprecedented in 30 years of Radiation Oncology practice. It helps them feel that we are caring for them, and not just delivering cancer treatment.”

- Thomas Sheldon, MD, Medical Director, Dept of Radiation Oncology, Concord Hospital, Concord, NH

“If you are a Human Resources or wellness professional looking to take your employee health and well-being strategies to the next level, the Anticancer Lifestyle Program is unrivaled.  It’s comprehensive, easy to understand, and engages employees where they are in their cancer prevention and survivor journeys, and the feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive and appreciative.  Offering the Anticancer Lifestyle Program to all of our employees really underscores how much we care about them and their loved ones.”

- Kieran Hull, Vice President of Human Resources and Wellness Committee Chair for Capital BlueCross

“The Anticancer Lifestyle Program is a critical offering of the Payson Center for Cancer Care and Concord Hospital. The course provides a balance of research and practical interventions for cancer survivors, arming them with the tools they need to move forward, and a road-map toward improved health and wellness. Cancer survivors report becoming more engaged in their health and empowered to take control of it.

The program contributes to the continuum of care we offer, bridging the gap for cancer survivors as they move from acute treatments to surveillance. It comprehensively addresses the question so frequently asked by cancer survivors: What can I do now?

The Anticancer Lifestyle Program is a clear illustration to our community of our unwavering commitment to cancer survivors, and demonstrates our commitment to treating the whole person–body, mind, and spirit.”

- Jody H. Blumberg, MBA, Director, Payson Center for Cancer Care

“I love that this class provides participants with evidence-based information and concrete tools for living a happier and healthier life, even while coping with a cancer diagnosis.”

- Adrianna Crooker Catlin, LICSW, OSW-C, Oncology Social Worker, Payson Center for Cancer Care Concord, NH

“The Anticancer Lifestyle Program has been integral to educating and empowering our patients to make lifestyle changes that improve their overall wellness and outcomes. We’ve been fortunate to have such a robust program at the Payson Center for Cancer Care.”

- Dr. William Santis, MD, Urologist, Concord Hospital, Concord NH

“My patients routinely ask me what they can do to lower their risk of cancer recurrence. I refer them to the Anticancer Lifestyle Program for comprehensive information about important lifestyle modifications that will improve their overall health and lower their odds of cancer recurrence. Patients who have taken the course tell me that they now feel empowered to take control of their survivorship.”

- Lisa Delahunty, APRN, MSN, Breast Care Center Manager, Concord Hospital, Concord, NH

“I cannot tell you enough how well done these courses are – everything was GREAT – videos, interactive activities were very helpful, can skip content when want to (I don’t eat meat so skipped those segments);can watch again; the toolkit resources are excellent! The organization and delivery of the content is very impressive!

Wow, Wow, WOW! Every medical facility in the world should share these courses with their patients BEFORE they get cancer!”

“The classes have given me back the trust in my body and my choices that I lost through cancer and  treatments.”

“This class has taken us all beyond being survivors. To me, surviving implies passivity. As a result of this program, we have all regained some sense of control.”

“What you offer through this program has changed my life for the better. Because of the content, personnel, instructors and course materials offered, I have been able to modify life-long habits that were not helping me or optimizing my life. Thank you so much for everything you do. You make a difference.”

“In my humble opinion, this course can literally bring a person out of depression and give them the confidence to take control of their post-cancer life for the first time.”

“This is a super program and given the time allowed, much was covered. We were encouraged to use our judgment and take it slowly and not “try to do all the changes” and that is a good thing. The additional classes are also most helpful as they can help us focus and also as we gain strength, knowledge, and capabilities, help us to keep on improving.”