Breast Cancer Journey Walked with Friends

Imagine getting the phone call that changes your life – that you have breast cancer. Then, imagine getting a phone call from two of your best friends in that same month who have the same diagnosis, and will be going through the cancer journey with you. “I remember it like yesterday – It was October … Read more Breast Cancer Journey Walked with Friends

Just the Boost She Needed

Michelle Gephart is thrilled to have “kicked 2019 out the door.” In fact, she is still cleaning out her freezer of meals that friends gave her…they’re reminders of her diagnosis of breast cancer. Now just weeks following her last radiation treatment, she is grateful for the expert medical care she received and is looking forward … Read more Just the Boost She Needed

Jen Rak Receives 2019 Luminescence Award from Susan G. Komen

On Thursday, December 12, Jennifer Rak, practice coordinator, Mercy Health Muskegon Comprehensive Breast Center, High Risk Clinic, received the Luminescence Award at the 2019 Susan G. Komen Powerfully Pink Luncheon. Recipients of this award are described in this way: This person brings light to others. They are a continuous source of inspiration as a pillar … Read more Jen Rak Receives 2019 Luminescence Award from Susan G. Komen

The Power of a Positive Attitude

Sue Marsh isn’t a single-minded woman — except when it comes to being positive. She’s a multitasker with lots of interests and hobbies: gardening, swing dancing, swimming, entertaining and selling jewelry. But if she had to pick her favorite activity, it would probably be golfing. So at her annual physical in January, when her primary … Read more The Power of a Positive Attitude

Johnson Family Cancer Center Patient & Family Resource Center: A Warm, Welcoming Entry Point Into the World of Information

The first person who ventured into the Johnson Family Cancer Center (JFCC) Patient & Family Resource Center when it opened on November 5, 2013, did not find what he was looking for. The shelves were beautifully stocked with a variety of free resources for patients and families, but this visitor’s particular topic of interest was … Read more Johnson Family Cancer Center Patient & Family Resource Center: A Warm, Welcoming Entry Point Into the World of Information

Johnson Family Cancer Center Patient & Family Resource Center: A Warm, Welcoming Entry Point Into the World of Information

The first person who ventured into the Johnson Family Cancer Center (JFCC) Patient & Family Resource Center when it opened on November 5, 2013, did not find what he was looking for. The shelves were beautifully stocked with a variety of free resources for patients and families, but this visitor’s particular topic of interest was … Read more Johnson Family Cancer Center Patient & Family Resource Center: A Warm, Welcoming Entry Point Into the World of Information

Mercy Health Volunteer Offers Comfort to Breast Cancer Patients Following Surgery

Montague resident Char Hagner’s passion and talent are bringing welcome comfort to many area women facing recovery after breast cancer surgery. Since 2015, Char has sewn more than 200 heart-shaped pillows specially designed for post-surgical women to tuck under their arms, near the surgical site, during the healing process. Surgical nurses and social workers at … Read more Mercy Health Volunteer Offers Comfort to Breast Cancer Patients Following Surgery