When cancer is found early, treatment works best. When treatment works best, there is a better chance for a cure. People often ignore the signs and symptoms that can be associated with cancer. They don’t know that the symptoms could mean something more is wrong or they may be afraid of what the symptom could lead to.
Learn about the factors that contribute to an individual's risk for breast cancer.
Advanced practitioner Kathryn Vera works in the high risk cancer program at Spectrum Health Lakeland.
Genetic counselor Samantha Witt works in the high risk cancer program at Spectrum Health Lakeland.
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'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.
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.
Daniel Douce, MD, specializes in hematology and oncology and will provide care in St. Joseph and Niles.
Lakeland team members and the community dance to raise breast cancer awareness
Meredith Krugh, an oncology nurse practitioner is providing care at Lakeland Cancer Specialists, in St. Joseph and Niles.
Breast cancer survivor, Kellie Tyler, shares her experience undergoing Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) treatment.
Community members are invited to join Spectrum Health Lakeland dermatologist, Riddhi Shah, DO, of Stonegate Dermatology, for a free, online seminar titled “Spot skin cancer early.”
Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised its visitor guidelines effective Friday, April 9. Revised guidelines allow for one adult visitor from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the duration of a patient’s stay.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are pleased to move forward with expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination for all residents ages 16 and up beginning today, Monday, April 5.
A three-part virtual panel discussion will explore how historical laws, policies, and practices laid the foundation for today’s racial inequities.
Spectrum Health has received reports from patients and Priority Health members that they are receiving calls from individuals pretending to be from Spectrum Health or Priority Health.
Community Grand Rounds, a program of Spectrum Health Lakeland, has teamed up with music artists and community health advocates in Benton Harbor to deliver messages they hope inspire communities across West Michigan and beyond.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are seeking volunteers to assist at upcoming community COVID-19 vaccination clinics and/or support vaccine distribution efforts.
Phase II of the Pavilion project at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center is now underway.
The Center for Better Health will continue to provide services in the Benton Harbor community in 2021.
As part of the ninth annual Bears in the Air program, South Bend International Airport (SBN) delivered nearly 300 teddy bears for patients at Spectrum Health Lakeland hospitals.
Spectrum Health Lakeland recently released the 2020 cancer care report from the Marie Yeager Cancer Center.
Area business leaders have joined together to share an ask of our friends and neighbors.
Due to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing and a nationwide shortage of supplies, Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised eligibility changes for those seeking a test at a Lakeland facility.
Over the last several decades, and most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, Spectrum Health Lakeland and Whirlpool Cooperation have come together in support of community members.
The Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities has awarded Spectrum Health Lakeland a $1.2 million grant to support a rapid response to COVID-19 disparities experienced by residents of Benton Harbor.