Our Cancer Patients Say It Best

What's Your Story?
Your friends and neighbors from throughout southwest Michigan and beyond share their experiences at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Do you have a story to share? Click on the "What's Your Story" button and complete the form. 

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Restoring Confidence

Shelly Morlock
Jun, 2020
I knew I would be in good hands.

Three Types of Cancer, One Positive Attitude

Tim Miller
Apr, 2020
I’m thankful for every day I have.

Three Years Later and a Clean Bill of Health

Jeff Hannan
Oct, 2019
I knew I was in good hands.

Ringing with Hope

Bob Walker
May, 2019
The staff motivated me.

The Beauty of Collaboration

Dave Clayton

Physicians:

Edmund Paloyan, MD 
Apr, 2019
I seek out medical staff that allow me to run. Dr. Paloyan understands my desire to keep going.

A Dream Come True

Linda Dolezan
Aug, 2018
There’s been a lot of tears but everyone at Lakeland has been so compassionate and caring.

A No Brainer

Pat Howland
Jun, 2018
As far as I was concerned [IORT] was a no brainer for me.

Didn’t Miss a Beat

Judi Greene
May, 2018
If it’s possible for cancer to be a positive experience, this was it.

Catching Cancer Early

Kellie Tyler
Sep, 2017
I trusted my care team and knew that Dr. Patel had my best interests in mind.

Under a Watchful Eye

They didn’t waste any time beginning treatment which I was thankful for.
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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.

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.

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