Cancer


Spectrum Health Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 3, 2018 – Skin cancer continues to be a concern for Michigan residents as the number of people diagnosed each year continues to be high. The best way to find skin cancer in its earliest and most treatable stage is by self-checking regularly and having a dermatologist perform a focused skin […]



Spectrum Health Irish Jig Registration Opens

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 17, 2018 – With the start of the new year, Spectrum Health is determined to think spring. Online registration for the 35th Annual Spectrum Health Irish Jig, to be held in East Grand Rapids on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, is live now at www.spectrumhealth.org/irish-jig. The Irish Jig is recognized […]



Spectrum Health Introduces New Prostate Screening Guidelines

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., November 27, 2017 – Spectrum Health has just adopted new guidelines for screening men for the possibility of prostate cancer. These new guidelines are in response to an uptick in the number of prostate cancer patients who are being diagnosed in advanced stages, rather than early on in the disease. According to […]



Being Candid about Breast Cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 10, 2017 – Spectrum Health will once again bring the community together to focus on a life-threatening disease that continues to impact thousands of families in West Michigan. Candid Conversations, a free community event celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. […]



Meijer Partnership with Spectrum Health Increases Customer Access to Mammography Services

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Meijer is joining forces with Spectrum Health to make getting screened for breast cancer more convenient than ever. Meijer is sponsoring a new mobile mammography unit that will be operated by Spectrum Health’s Betty Ford Breast Care Services. An open house to celebrate the launch of the unit will be held […]



Getting Candid about Breast Cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 17, 2016 – Spectrum Health is doing its best to remind women about the importance of regular screening for breast cancer. Candid Conversations, a community event celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19. The event will be held at […]