We’re here with you throughout your cancer journey.
If you’re a cancer patient who calls Nantucket home, even for just a few weeks during the year, you’ll be both amazed and comforted by the cancer care at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
Developed in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital and led by Mass General Medical Director Richard T. Penson, MD, our program brings a team of cancer specialists to the island every month for patient consultations. In addition, a Board Certified Advanced Practice Oncology Registered Nurse is on-site to see cancer patients five days a week. And, of course, we have our own community of doctors and clinicians working in tandem with the Mass General team to support you and provide treatment as well. Our program engages everyone on our staff to focus on the interaction with our patients.
Our cancer care services include:
- Outpatient chemotherapy and biotherapy
- Consultations spanning a wide variety of cancer subspecialties, including head/neck, breast, GI, lung, melanoma, lymphoma/leukemia
- Treatment plan development
- Advance screening via CT scans and MRIs
- Oncology lab panels and tests
- Specialized cancer nutrition and dietary support
- Telemedicine collaboration with your primary oncologist
- Palliative care services
Cancer is a complicated disease that takes many forms. Yet many treatments are routine and can be provided on an outpatient basis through Nantucket Cottage Hospital. In cases that require more complex care, we’ll work with our Mass General partners to schedule off-island consultations and treatments. No matter what form of cancer you may have, no matter what medical or therapeutic services you may need, you will be surrounded by care.
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There is no better example of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s commitment to providing our residents and visitors with the best care possible than our partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.
If you need specialized treatment for a difficult medical condition, the last thing you want to think about is the boat schedule or the logistics of off-island travel. That’s why Nantucket Cottage Hospital offers chemotherapy and infusion services, and makes it easy to get the advanced treatment you need right here on the island.