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Cancer Care

We bring world-class cancer care to you



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.

Meet our Team

Meet our Team

Treatment Programs


Mass General Hematology Oncology Service

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.


Chemotherapy and Infusion Services

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.


Request an Appointment

Request An Appointment

  • Phone

    Call us at (855) 508-5275 to reach the Mass General Hematology/Oncology Program

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  • Address

    Nantucket Cottage Hospital
    57 Prospect Street
    Nantucket, MA 02554

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Meet Kathy Sherman

For Nantucket resident Kathy Sherman, right, pictured with NCH oncology nurse Jane Kelly, the shock of her breast cancer diagnosis was eased when she learned about our partnership with the Mass General Cancer Center, which provides island patients with oncology services, including chemotherapy, close to their homes and without the burdensome travel to the mainland. Today, Sherman is being treated at NCH's infusion clinic with chemotherapy, and has monthly appointments with MGH oncologists who travel to the island to see patients. “I know a couple people who’ve come down with cancer and I told them ‘why are you going to Boston? They put the same thing in you up there as they put in you here.’”

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