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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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.

Physician Video Profile: Daniel Douce, MD (Oncology)

Daniel Douce, MD, specializes in hematology and oncology and will provide care in St. Joseph and Niles.

"Dance Our Towns Pink" Video 2019

Lakeland team members and the community dance to raise breast cancer awareness

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.

Check-Up: Catching Colon Cancer Early (Craig Kline, MD, General Surgery)

General surgeon, Craig Kline, MD, 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

"Paint Our Towns Pink" Dance Video 2013

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