Cancer Care

Fighting Cancer is Never Easy

We, at Lakeland Health, do everything in our power to ease the way for you and your loved ones by delivering an integrated approach to conquering cancer. Our board-certified physicians and highly trained staff are committed to providing you with the information, education, compassion, and support you need.

Lakeland Health is proud to offer comprehensive cancer care, including the latest technology, highly-qualified medical professionals, and skilled partner physicians. Programs and services focus on cancer prevention, detection, treatment, education, and support to help provide the best possible quality of life for residents in southwest Michigan.

Lakeland Health has received accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program. The Radiation Oncology Department is accredited by the American College of Radioogy (ACR).

If you have questions about symptoms, screening needs, resources, treatment, or after-treatment care, please call one of our nurse navigators who are waiting to help you. 

For an electronic version of Lakeland's recent cancer care report, click here.

Patient Stories

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Back to Living Life Faster than Ever Before , Ruth Firme-McMillen
Dec, 2016
Physicians: Elizabeth Jeffers, MDBenjamin Gielda, MD

Going into surgery I was confident this was the best course of treatment for me. 

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Patient Finds Unique Way to Honor Parents and Help Marie Yeager Cancer Center , Kurt Schnese
Sep, 2016
Physicians: Edmund Paloyan, MD

I’ve expressed to people how fortunate we are to have a world-class cancer center

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We're Going to Fight , Rick Ledesma
May, 2016
Physicians: Christian Sikorski, MD; Peter Lai, MD; Edmund Paloyan, MD

I remember knowing that my prognosis was terminal and I asked Dr. Sikorski what we would do now. He said, "We're going to fight like hell." 

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Life After Cancer, Katie Hess
Jan, 2016

You can’t go back. Life after cancer will seem alien to you, but there are many of us who are willing to go through it with you

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Knowledge is Power, Danny Sledge
Nov, 2015

Someone with fresh eyes saw the risk factors and decided to check it out, and because of that, my cancer was discovered at Stage I

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Former Smoker Finds Comfort in Early Detection Lung Scan, George Kavanaugh
Jan, 2015
Physicians: Samuel J. Durham, MD, FACS, FACC

I was relieved to learn that the spots were small. I am very happy that I had the scan done. The Lakeland team made it easy for me.”

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Health Insurance Offers Peace of Mind Cancer Diagnosis , Ron Ruhl
Jan, 2015
Physicians: Michael, Schuhknecht, DODebbie Habenicht, MDPeter Lai, PhD, MDGerald Kozuh, MD

Dr. Schuhknecht took my concerns seriously and I am convinced he saved my life.

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