Your Team Your Care
When it comes to cancer, getting the right team of experts is critical. That’s why we quickly conduct the tests needed to make a conclusive diagnosis. Then we bring a whole team of cancer specialists together in one place for one appointment with you and your family. You’ll meet with the area’s finest surgical, chemotherapy and radiation therapy experts at Spectrum Health Cancer Center.
The team will discuss the treatment options that are best for your personal solution and answer any questions you or your family may have. You’ll leave with a detailed verbal and written care plan—a road map for your cancer treatment. This team approach also saves you and your family the anxiety and uncertainty of waiting days and weeks between individual appointments.
Meet Your Team
Spectrum Health now offers West Michigan's only melanoma treatment clinic staffed by a multispecialty team of experts. Patients who have been diagnosed with melanoma can receive a complete evaluation and treatment plan, or a second opinion, in a single visit.
Your multispecialty team consists of:
- Medical Oncologists
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (by referral)
- Nurse Navigators
You may also request a:
- Financial Counselor
- Genetic Counselors
- Medical Social Worker
- Registered Dietitian
Multispecialty Patient Clinics
We bring your team of melanoma specialists together in one place, in one day, for an appointment with you and your family. Together, we will review your diagnosis and discuss your best treatment options. Our team will also answer any questions you and your family may have.
Your dedicated team includes a nurse navigator, also called a cancer care coordinator. He or she will be an educator, an advocate and a friend to you and your family throughout the treatment process and beyond.
You'll leave your appointment with a detailed treatment and care plan. We will also share your plan with your referring or primary care physician.