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. If you would like to share your own story, please click the button below.      
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Stacie Garcia-Moon, a patient of Dr. Amy VanderWoude, opened up to Spectrum Health about her courageous battle with breast cancer. “I am so incredibly grateful,” she says. Link to Story »

Brenda Mortenson, a patient of Dr. Yuanbin Chen, opened up to Spectrum Health about genetic testing influenced her lung cancer treatment. “I’m just one of the lucky ones,” she says. Link to Story »

Mary Hannon, a rectal cancer patient of Dr. Sreenivasa Chandana, shared her story with Spectrum Health. “I am surer today of who I am and what I am capable of,” she says. Link to Story »

CHC Research patient Sue Schroder shared with Cure Today her experience enrolling in a clinical trial at Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion and Lack’s Cancer Center. “They were 10 minutes from my home, which made a big difference,” she says. Link to Story »

Holland Cancer Center patient Tabitha Wolters isn’t letting breast cancer get in the way of living her way. “I’m back at work, exercising again,” she says. “I’m just living life.” Link to Story »

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 »

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