You may have recently heard news regarding changes planned for West Michigan Cancer Center & Institute for Blood Disorders (WMCC). With this article, we hope to clarify the news and explain what patients and caregivers can anticipate moving forward. Our partner hospitals—Borgess and Bronson—have created a plan to strengthen the delivery of cancer care in [...]
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Kalamazoo, MI—Uninsured women in Southwest Michigan who need a mammogram to screen for breast cancer can once again receive help through a popular initiative known as Pink Saturdays. The 7th annual program, supported by virtually every hospital, radiology group and cancer center in the region, will provide free mammograms in the month of October. Appointments can [...]
Kalamazoo, MI – West Michigan Cancer Center (WMCC), a collaboration of Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare Group, is pleased to welcome three new providers to its oncology & hematology team in Kalamazoo. Sunil Nagpal, MD, has practiced medicine for more than 20 years including 14 years in academic medicine, teaching physicians and medical students. Most recently, [...]
West Michigan Cancer Center is pleased to announce that we now offer newly upgraded, free wireless Internet access to patients, their caregivers and visitors. This service is available throughout the facility, including patient exam rooms, lobby / waiting areas, and treatment areas. How to gain access: The SSID (Service Set Identity) for the network is [...]
West Michigan Cancer Center (WMCC), a collaboration of Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare Group, is pleased to welcome Tolga Tuncer, MD, to its expanding team of oncology physicians. Born in the US and raised in Ankara, Turkey, Dr. Tuncer completed four medical fellowships, the most recent in hematology and oncology at the University of Arizona [...]
Kalamazoo, MI – Who is most at risk for colon cancer? And, to what extent does a person’s family history play a role? Those are key questions that noted cancer expert Dr. Henry Lynch will explore when he addresses members of the Kalamazoo medical community and the general public on March 8 and 9. Dr. Lynch [...]
People ages 55-74 with a smoking history are the focus of a new lung cancer screening initiative in Southwest Michigan. The Cancer Control Coalition of Southwest Michigan—of which WMCC is a member—is kicking off campaign to screen current and ex smokers at high risk using low dose spiral CT scans. This includes current smokers as well as ex smokers who [...]
The Michigan Cancer Consortium has awarded the Kalamazoo County Cancer Control Coalition with a Spirit of Collaboration Award for its ‘Blue Ribbon Days’ colorectal cancer screening project. The Spirit of Collaboration Award is the highest honor the Michigan Cancer Consortium presents to member organizations and it recognizes outstanding collaborative work that significantly moves cancer prevention [...]
Jill Hermann-Wilmarth, standing at rear, wonders what caused the cancer that required her to undergo surgery two years ago. She and life partner Jessica Hermann-Wilmarth, seated at right, are helping to promote participation in a major upcoming cancer prevention study. They enjoy an afternoon at home Saturday with their children, Arden, age 8, and Trudy, [...]