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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3D approach to care

Nancy Pallas
Jan, 2022
3D mammography made all the difference.

Less risk, more support

I learned a lot about lifestyle and food choices.

Put to the test

Martin Dixon

Physicians:

Benjamin Gielda, MD
John Gosling, MD
Benjamin Stockton, MD

Oct, 2021
The process was very positive.

Listen to your body

My healing time was fantastic.

Putting yourself first

Shari Ahlgrim
May, 2021
I am a stronger person now.

Learning to live with cancer

We have to keep living with openness and positivity.

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

Physicians:

Peter Paximadis, MDBenjamin Stockton, MD
May, 2019
The staff motivated me.
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Provider Video Profile: Kenlyn Laureys, NP (Oncology)

Nurse Practitioner Kenlyn Laureys cares for patients getting cancer infusion treatments in Niles, Michigan.

Breast Cancer: Nancy Pallas "3D approach to care"

At age 79, Dowagiac resident, Nancy Pallas, decided to opt for a 3D mammogram, which was able to detect a stage 1A tumor. Her care team quickly assembled to help her beat the cancer.

Prostate cancer: Martin Dixon "Put to the test"

Retired engineer Martin Dixon takes a matter of fact, analytical approach to life. So, when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he faced his treatment with the same outlook.

Food and cancer risk – what’s the connection?

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.

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