Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology

The board-certified radiologists on the medical staff of Spectrum Health Lakeland, and specially-trained radiologic technologists, offer access to the most advanced diagnoses and minimally-invasive interventional treatments available. 

Radiation therapy is used to safely and effectively treat many different types of tumors, both cancerous and benign (non-cancerous). While you undergo radiation therapy, a team of highly-trained medical professionals, led by a board-certified radiation oncologist, will be working together to make sure that you receive the best care possible. The board-certified radiologists on the medical staff of Spectrum Health Lakeland, and specially-trained radiologic technologists offer access to the most advanced diagnoses and minimally-invasive interventional treatments available.

Radiation therapy works by damaging DNA within cancer cells and destroying the ability of the cancer cells to reproduce. When these damaged cells die, the body naturally eliminates them. Normal cells are also affected by radiation, but they are able to repair themselves in a way that cancer cells cannot.

Our radiology department uses advanced imaging technology, including:

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Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients at Lakeland Health

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

Physician Video Profile: Peter Lai, MD, PhD

Introducting Dr. Peter Lai, a radiation oncologist with Lakeland Radiation Oncology at Lakeland Health.

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

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

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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

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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.

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.

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