Dealing with cancer is a challenge—physically, mentally and emotionally. That's why you need an experienced and caring partner to share your journey, every step of the way.

Expert cancer care close to you

The skilled cancer professionals at Portsmouth Regional Hospital Cancer Care Center deliver advanced oncology care with a whole-person approach in a compassionate setting close to home. You'll find treatment for blood diseases and nearly every type of cancer using both traditional methods—surgery, chemotherapy, radiation—as well as innovations such as photodynamic therapy (PDT) for esophageal cancer and the precision of image-guided surgical technology for brain tumors. When you choose Portsmouth Regional Hospital for your cancer care, you also gain access to clinical trials that provide alternatives typically unavailable elsewhere.

Your first choice for cancer care on the Seacoast

Portsmouth Regional Hospital offers the advanced technology and treatments you expect from a leading cancer hospital. You benefit from:

  • Comprehensive, coordinated and customized cancer care—beginning with screening and prevention education through diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and survivorship programs—including rapid scheduling for treatment after test results
  • Cancer-fighting expertise accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) with multiple commendations and recognized by the ACoS Commission on Cancer (CoC) with their 2010 Outstanding Achievement award
  • Our Cancer Care Center, a comfortable and welcoming location at Portsmouth Regional Hospital
  • Cancer care teams with members from diverse disciplines that review your case during weekly conferences and collaborate on your personalized plan for treatment and care
  • Interventional radiology services, including ablative techniques such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and embolic techniques such as chemoembolization
  • Greater accuracy in diagnosis and staging of lung, esophageal and thoracic cancers with endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), as well as treatment for esophageal cancer with New Hampshire's only photodynamic therapy (PDT) service
  • The latest digital technology for early detection of breast cancer and dedicated nurse navigators to guide patients and their families every step of the way
  • Specialized nursing certifications, including the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) designation in chemotherapy administration and oncology certification from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
  • Surgical services for a wide range of cancers, including gynecologic, lung, thoracic and breast, with alternatives to total mastectomy for breast cancer
  • Our comfortable, welcoming Infusion Center supported by board-certified medical oncologists and a board-certified oncology pharmacist

Community connections & education

At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, we feel strongly about the benefits of cancer education and prevention, so you're likely to find us in your neighborhood, participating in community events and offering services:

  • Health fairs, seminars and low-cost screenings
  • American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
  • Multiple breast cancer support groups, including Stage IV and Look Good...Feel Better® programs with the American Cancer Society
  • Brighter Days bi-monthly skin education workshop
  • Nutrition services and counseling
  • Wellness programs at no charge to oncology patients
  • Extensive resources, including in-person counseling, for cancer patients and caregivers in collaboration with the American Cancer Society
  • Our unique integrative care services that support health and healing for your body, mind and spirit
  • Survivorship care plan consultations
  • Annual cancer Survivor Day celebration

More Portsmouth cancer resources

Learn more about cancer screenings and diagnosis, cancers we treat, cancer therapies and treatments, breast health, women's care and tests and imaging procedures at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

For more information, explore Cancer Center on our free online Health Library.

Rehabilitation & recovery

Support your recovery and regain function during and after cancer treatment by taking advantage of the extensive outpatient rehabilitation services available to you through Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Your overall recuperation, return to daily activities and outlook on life can also benefit from our services for palliative care, pain management, behavioral health and integrative care.

Our cancer care team

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, you want access to the top specialists in the field. More cancer patients trust their care to the experts at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Our cancer care team involves a diverse group of skilled medical professionals who know and focus on cancer, including:

Oncology Certified Nurses

Many members of our compassionate, caring and highly trained nursing staff pursue advanced education in oncology and the specialized training required to achieve the designation as oncology certified nurse (OCN). You benefit from their commitment to achieving professional excellence and delivering expert care.