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Cancer Care

At McLaren Health Care and our cancer centers, Karmanos Cancer Institute, we understand that making your way through a cancer diagnosis can be a stressful and scary time. That’s why we pride ourselves on being one of the best cancer treatment systems in the entire country.

At Karmanos Cancer Institute, we are always a step ahead by staying continually committed to groundbreaking original cancer research and treatments. We can confidently say that we are among the first to offer many up-to-date and advanced cancer treatment options, so you can be confident in knowing that you’ll receive the very best in cutting-edge care.

Cancer is a complex disease that demands complex care. Karmanos Cancer Institute provides all our patients with carefully constructed and dynamic treatments focused on the person’s specific cancer diagnosis and individual needs. We listen to our patients in a respectful, caring, and compassionate manner, so that we are sure to understand all emotional and practical concerns that are held.

You are not just another patient at Karmanos Cancer Institute. You are you. You are unique. You are a fighter…and we’re on the same team.

Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb, Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center

The McLaren Advantage: Top Specialists

The cancer programs of McLaren Macomb are backed by a powerful network of cancer specialists - an entire team of experts who are part of the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

This network includes top cancer specialists from nine McLaren hospitals throughout the state - that's a group of more than 400 professionals fighting cancer. The Institute partners with researchers at Michigan State University, providing all its member physicians with access to the most immediate breakthroughs for complicated cancers.

Plus, it's all located in a comfortable setting that's close to home and easy to navigate.

Fighting cancer with a multidisciplinary approach

Treating cancer requires a team effort. At McLaren Macomb, the focus is always on collaboration. Here, world-class specialists work side-by-side with primary care physicians, surgeons, nurses, technologists and other support staff.

Every patient is unique and important to us, so our specialists gather each week at tumor conferences to discuss each patient's illness and to design the best possible treatment plan. This means our patients benefit from an entire team of experts.

To make sure patients always receive personalized attention, the care process is managed by one primary care physician.

The types of cancer conferences and multidisciplinary teams include:

  • Breast
  • ENT (ear, nose and throat)
  • Gastrointestinal (digestive system)
  • General
  • Genitourinary
  • Gynecologic (women's reproductive system)
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic (chest)

At the Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center, patients will also find:

  • Board-certified and noted experts in gynecological tumors, brain and neurological oncology, lung and bone cancer, as well as pioneering radiation oncologists
  • Oncology Certified Nurses with specialized training and education
  • An oncology social worker to provide support and help patients find existing community resources to cope with their illness
  • Board-certified pathologists who carefully examine a tumor to determine the exact type of cancer cells and the advancement (staging) of the cancer

To find a McLaren cancer specialist, or to make an appointment, call (855) 466-2527, or call the Cancer Center at (586) 493-7500.