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When fighting left-breast cancer, who's looking out for your heart?
Radiation is highly effective in fighting breast cancer. But when cancer is in the left breast, studies show that the proximity of your heart makes radiation-induced heart disease a serious risk.

To help make sure your heart is as far from the radiation as possible, the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Port Huron uses AlignRT which monitors thousands of points on your skin to ensure you are in the correct position. If you move during treatment, the radiation is automatically stopped until you are back in position.

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 Port Huron

Comprehensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy services available on site, under one roof

July 2016 marked the beginning of countless victory celebrations for cancer patients in our community as we opened the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute – right here at McLaren Port Huron. We are so proud to reach this milestone which provides the most advanced and comprehensive oncology services to cancer patients, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy – all under one roof.

Twelve chemotherapy infusion bays are available to serve cancer patients. Each private bay offers a picturesque view, heated massage lounge chairs, and a TV for patients. In addition, physician consult space is available for patients and their families to meet with specialists for treatment planning, examination and follow up care.

A new, state-of-the-art linear accelerator is available to treat all types of cancer. This technology enables radiation therapy to be delivered precisely to the tumor, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue,

Additional features of the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Port Huron include:

  • Being one of 15 Karmanos cancer treatment sites in Michigan
  • Providing access to state-of-the-art cancer trials and the latest cancer fighting therapies
  • Offering multidisciplinary teams focused on 13 specific types of cancer
  • Access to genetic counseling and testing
  • Team-based cancer patient navigation services, offering coordination of all care including mental health, emotional and social support

We’re proud to provide this vital service to the community as we grow with you in providing the Karmanos Cancer Institute pledge: Better Treatments. Better Outcomes. More moments.

Cancer Annual Report