Patients and Families

Many new patients come through our doors each year. Almost all of them report that they feel overwhelmed by questions—and that their cancer diagnosis has catapulted them into a foreign land where they don’t speak the language.

We agree—cancer is a baffling disease and the daily realities of choosing and getting the care that you need can be daunting. The goal of our website and each and every individual on the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center health care team is to help.

You need to understand the details of your disease and diagnosis so you can take an active role in your own healing. Get an overview on your type of cancer.

Choosing the right care team is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. See our guide on how to do it.

At each point in your journey, you’ll need a new roadmap. Three articles by the American Academy of Family Physicians provide the basics.

Your team will recommend a care plan—but you’re the team captain and you’ll need to understand your options to make the decision that’s best for you. Review our educational information on surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy to start.

It’s a good idea to get familiar with all the services offered at your care center, even before you need them. You can find them on our site in a variety of ways, including:

The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center provides care for people with virtually every known type of cancer. We use both conventional treatments and clinical trials of the newest therapies. We believe our patients are more than the sum of their symptoms and quality of life is always a priority. We’ve earned the trust and respect of countless individuals, but that’s not enough. We want to earn yours. We value the trust you put in us.