CHCWM – Cancer & Hematology Centers of West Michigan

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.

Hodgkins Lymphoma patient Renee Teeple receives care from Dr. Brett Brinker and has integrated music into her therapy. “I am a big believer in music therapy and a big believer in music,” says Brinker. Link to Story »


News Channel 3 WWMT stopped by START Midwest on Monday, June 3 to interview Dr. Mark Campbell and talk about the START Midwest clinical trial program. One of our patients (Marty) was also interviewed and talks about her experience with Read More »


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“All of the nurses in the lab are simply amazing. They engage in conversation and have a way of making the patient feel welcomed. It almost feels like a little “family.” Specifically, the lab tech named Gloria. She is awesome. Read More »


A breast cancer patient, Linda Kazemier, receives targeted cancer care from CHC’s Dr. Amy Vander Woude at the Spectrum Health Lemmen-Holten Cancer Pavilion. The doctors “are amazed at how well I am doing,” Kazemier says. Read More »


A team approach and support from her friends brought new hope for a young mother and doctor with colorectal cancer. Dr. Sreenivasa Chandana, pictured here, talks through a treatment plan with his patient Dr. Chelsea Boet, and her husband, Peter. Link to Story »


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