Cancer Treatment

Cancer Care and Treatment

A cancer diagnosis is a life changing event. It affects every aspect of you and your families’ lives.

Spectrum Health Lakeland strives to care for the whole person, from accurate diagnoses and advanced treatments to counseling and community programs, in a comfortable and convenient setting. The comprehensive cancer care services at Spectrum Health Lakeland offers both inpatient and outpatient care.

Since 1987, the cancer care at Spectrum Health Lakeland has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Only one in four hospitals that treat cancer receives this approval, which recognizes quality in comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care. The approval also ensures quality care close to home, access to cancer related information and support and the ability to participate in clinical trials of new cancer therapies.

The Marie Yeager Cancer Center undergoes a rigorous on-site evaluation and review every three years. To read more on this accreditation click here.

Our commitment to providing the best possible care contributes to Lakeland’s designation as having one of the best centers in the United States . Our treatment teams of physicians, nurses, radiation therapist, and specialized support staff, work together to ensure that patients receive accurate diagnoses and individualized treatments for the best possible cancer care. 

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Eating well and getting enough physical activity can reduce the risk for cancer occurrence by up to 61%. Even better, you don’t have to make a lot of changes all at once.

Check-up: ABCDEs of skin cancer (Riddhi Shah, DO)

You can help find cancer early by checking your skin each month. Dermatologist, Riddhi Shah, DO, explains what to look for using the ABCDE method.

Spectrum Health Lakeland cancer care: With you every step of the way.

Whatever your cancer diagnosis, you'll find the care and resources you need at Spectrum Health Lakeland.

Colon cancer: Judi Huff "Listen to your body"

Judi was shocked to learn that her pain was caused by colon cancer. Thanks to general surgeon, Michael Webb, MD, Judi is now cancer free.

I'm at high risk for breast cancer: what do I do? (Samantha Witt Crosby & Kathryn Vera, NP)

Learn about the factors that contribute to an individual's risk for breast cancer.

Provider Video Profile: Kathryn Vera, NP (Oncology)

Advanced practitioner Kathryn Vera works in the high risk cancer program at Spectrum Health Lakeland.

Provider Video Profile: Samantha Witt, genetic counselor (Oncology)

Genetic counselor Samantha Witt works in the high risk cancer program at Spectrum Health Lakeland.

Breast reconstruction: Shelly Morlock "A restored sense of confidence"

A small, cancerous lump in Shelly Morlock's right breast required a mastectomy along with a full course of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Jeff Hannan "Three Years Later and a Clean Bill of Health"

Jeff Hannan's primary care provider discovered a strange lump on his neck which he later learned was thyroid cancer. Two surgeries and multiple tests later, he is happy to have received a clean bill of health at his last check-up.

Cancer Care: Timothy Miller "Do Not Give Up"

After Timothy Miller started to notice that he was having trouble communicating, doctors discovered he had a brain tumor, lung cancer, and skin cancer. Timothy shares his journey to healing and his inspiring message of never giving up.

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