Patient Story

‘She made me feel we were part of a team’

When her mammogram unveiled an abnormality, Cara Gregory found solace in a doctor who had the perfect combo—compassion and knowledge.

Patient Story

‘I’m just living life’

A routine screening made all the difference for Michigan mom Tabitha Wolters, 44.

Patient Story

From patient to nurse technician

Christopher Love forged an indomitable spirit in his teenage fight against a rare type of cancer. The experience changed his life—and it's now shaping his career.

Smart moves to lower cancer risk

Regular exercise and a diet rich in antioxidants can help strengthen your defense.

How to help an ailing friend

Don't know what to say, or what to do? Experts suggest 6 ways we can assist an ill loved one.

Patient Story

‘The place I needed to be’

When cancer claimed her husband, Courtney Appel found solace in becoming a patient advocate.

Patient Story

‘A brand-new life’

When a spot showed up on David Kidder’s lung X-ray, he turned to a minimally invasive approach for his biopsy and surgery.

‘Art will heal the world’

Boarded-up windows in downtown Grand Rapids become paintings promoting justice and unity. Spectrum Health is there to support.

Patient Story

‘Tears of joy’

Holsey James battled his way back from cancer and cardiac arrest to earn a spot on the lung transplant waiting list and a renewed life.

Patient Story

‘One of the most beautiful things’

Cancer survivors are celebrated virtually with messages of hope, flowers and a grove of trees.

Patient Story

‘You have to move from empathy to action’

A drive-up option for cancer treatments serves patients' needs during the pandemic.

Immunotherapy drug for breast cancer?

In experimental trials involving patients with an aggressive form of breast cancer, the drug Keytruda led to improved outcomes.

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