As the region's leader in radiation oncology services, Spectrum Health Cancer Center at Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion provides radiation therapy to more patients than any other health care facility in West Michigan. Radiation oncology services are also available at our Holland and Reed City locations. We offer a full range of treatments and state-of-the-art technologies.
The radiation oncology program at Spectrum Health is certified by the American College of Radiation Oncology.
More than a dozen special procedures are available. Tapping into some of the latest advancements in radiation oncology, we offer highly specialized procedures, including the Novalis TxTM Stereotactic Radiosurgery System, an image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) that can offer shorter treatment sessions through higher doses. The system precisely targets small lesions and tumors, sparing the patient's healthy surrounding tissues, nerves and structures. It is the first equipment of its kind in West Michigan.
In keeping with our patient-and family-centered approach to care, the radiation oncology area at the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion was designed with feedback from our patients. One of their most prominent concerns was the dark, uncomfortable environment that typical facilities, almost all of which are located underground, have. We listened, and built our facility above ground to take advantage of the natural light and vaulted ceilings. We believe you will find it a comforting and welcoming environment in which to receive your treatment.
For more information about our Radiology Oncology Services, call (616) 486-5750.
An entire team of medical professionals with advanced training and years of experience deliver radiation treatment and care. Together, they continually work on ways to make radiation therapy more effective while at the same time preventing side effects. The radiation therapy team can include:
Other health care providers. The team may also include a dietitian, physical therapist, social worker and others.
The patient is the most important part of the radiation therapy team. His or her role is to: