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My Family Tree has a History of Breast Cancer.

Am I at high risk?

It is estimated that over 15,000 women in Berrien county could develop breast cancer. And, it continues to be the second most common cancer in our community. On average 157 new cases are diagnosed locally each year. If your mother, grandmother, aunt, or other female relative has been diagnosed your risk is increased, and we want to talk to you about it.

The high risk cancer program at Spectrum Health Lakeland partners with patients to provide advanced screening and individualized care. 

Hear from oncology genetic counselor, Samantha Witt, and advanced practitioner, Kathryn Vera, NP, as they share information about the factors that contribute to an individual’s risk for breast cancer and how patients can use this information to stay one step ahead of cancer.

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Physician Video Profile: Sapna Patel, MD (Medical Oncology)

Oncologist, Sapna Patel, MD, treats patients in St. Joseph and Niles.

Physician Video Profile: Edmund Paloyan, MD (Medical Oncology)

Oncologist, Edmund Paloyan, MD, treats patients in St. Joseph and Niles.

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.

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.

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.

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