CHC – The Cancer & Hematology Centers

Patient Stories

Nothing is more important than our patients and their families. A few of our patients have shared their stories here, as a reminder that you are not alone in this journey. If you would like to share your own story, please click the button below.      
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As West Michigan local Charity East, 39, faced her battle with triple-negative breast cancer, she grew determined to use her diagnosis to connect more with others. “Breast cancer has opened more doors for me to talk to people. Everyone tells Read More »

Chickens, painting, gardening, repeat. These are just some of the hobbies you’ll see Christina Lloyd, 51, passionately participating in every day. Country living comes easy at her home in Coopersville, with a menagerie of farm birds, an art studio, and Read More »

Clifford (Cliff) Cook, 72, strives to inspire and comfort his fellow patients during appointments reminding others they are not alone in their battle. In 2019 Cliff was driving north when he received the call that changed his life. He was Read More »

West Michigan Teacher, Mother, and small business owner Theresa Orr, 33, is on a mission to spread the word on the importance of advocating for your health. In the spring of 2021, Theresa felt her body was feeling off. Being Read More »

Kara Badger #KaraStrong Michigan mom Kara Badger, 44, has always been close with her family. She never imagined the support they would provide her later in life until she was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. “I was so scared. Read More »

Tami Groothuis, a CHCWM Nurse Practitioner and patient, opened up about her battle with breast cancer: “I felt like I was in good hands.” Link to Story »

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