Stories of Success

Testimonials

“The Anticancer Lifestyle Program is a great self-paced tool and resource. It provides a starting place for patients with cancer and those interested in prevention.”

- Dr. Roshani R. Patel, MD, FACS, Breast Surgeon, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Manchester, NH

“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.”

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

“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

“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.”

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

“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.

“I consider the Anticancer Lifestyle Program my fourth round of treatment…only this time, I am back in control.”

“What’s been most important to me is the sense of hope.  That there are in fact things I can do for myself, to improve my health and the quality of my life moving forward. Each small change I make makes me want to make another one.”

“I’ve made many changes during the program, changes in activity levels, outlook, diet and confidence in the future and in my ability to affect my health and well-being.  I feel armed with knowledge.  The classes have given me back the trust in my body and my choices that I lost through cancer and  treatments.  This program, like any good rehab, has helped me move forward and I am thankful for the opportunity to participate.”

“Just reading the book on my own wasn’t enough; it took a whole village of dedicated professionals to craft David’s writings into a well-planned classroom experience.”

“This program came at the perfect time for me when I was feeling vulnerable and trying to get over this last hurdle – the moving on phase and being a true survivor!  It has proven to be an empowering experience.  My sincerest thanks!”