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Cancer Diagnosis

Learning that you or someone you love has cancer can make you feel that your world is being turned upside down. Your initial thoughts may be "How could this have happened to me?" and "How will I get through this?"

A cancer diagnosis is shocking and overwhelming. 

Specially trained nurse navigators are available to patients and their loved ones before, during, and after a diagnosis of cancer has been made. These nurses provide real-time education, guidance, and support to patients as they progress through their treatment and beyond into survivorship.

At Spectrum Health Lakeland, physicians and care providers meet before starting treatment to review each person's case. These weekly multidisciplinary cancer conferences are conducted to help coordinate care and enhance collaboration among team members. In addition, Spectrum Health Lakeland collaborates with community organizations that share the goal of cancer awareness and education, including the Berrien County Cancer Services and the American Cancer Society.

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Provider Video Profile: Meredith Krugh, NP (Oncology)

Meredith Krugh, an oncology nurse practitioner is providing care at Lakeland Cancer Specialists, in St. Joseph and Niles.

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy: Kellie Tyler "Catching Cancer Early"

Breast cancer survivor, Kellie Tyler, shares her experience undergoing Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) treatment.

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General surgeon, Craig Kline shares how colonoscopies can detect and remove polyps which may lead to colon cancer.

IORT: New Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Lakeland physicians are now using the ZEISS INTRABEAM® intraoperative therapy system to deliver a targeted single-dose of radiation to the site of the breast cancer tumor, after a Lumpectomy.

Physician Video Profile: Peter Paximadis, MD (Radiation Oncology)

Radiation Oncologist, Peter Paximadis provides radiation therapy to cancer patients at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph

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Benjamin Gielda, Radiation Oncologist discusses new treatment option for breast cancer available at Lakeland Health.

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