Webber Cancer Center
Together, we can win your battle with cancer.
When you or someone you love has cancer, you want every possible advantage in the fight against the disease. That’s what we give you at the Webber Cancer Center.
At the Webber Cancer Center, located within St. John Macomb Hospital, we offer a broad array of treatment services. We provide you access to dedicated cancer experts and the latest in clinical treatment and trials taking place all over the world—while you stay right here in your own community.
We are Macomb County’s largest hospital and the first to receive program approval from the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer. We use a mind-body-spirit approach to care for cancer patients, their families and cancer survivors.
We offer top-quality care provided by board-certified and board-eligible medical and radiation oncologist physicians and surgical specialist who give you personal attention. These dedicated, compassionate health professionals are committed to caring for each patient as a unique individual.
We provide you with access to:
- Almost 100 cutting-edge treatment and preventative clinical trials is available through our membership in the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP).
- Trials including clinical trails affiliated with the major research centers: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), North Central Treatment Group (NCCTG), National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Cancer and Bowel Project (NSABP), Radiation therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), and MD Anderson (MDA).
- Consultation/Second Opinion Services that bring a group of physicians together, representing a variety of cancer specialties, to plan your cancer treatment with you.
- Teleconferencing with other hospitals throughout the region to provide input and collaboration on cancer treatment and care.
Our facilities include an advanced state-of-the-art digital linear accelerator for precise, customized radiation therapy, and highly specialized infusion/transfusion services to support your particular needs.
Convenience and Comfort
Everything at the Webber Cancer Center has been designed around you—the patient.
The convenience is evident from the moment you arrive. We have dedicated Webber Cancer Center parking just steps from our own entrance directly in to our center. We are located right in your community, so you don’t have to travel far from home on unfamiliar roads to receive the top-notch services you require.
All of our services to treat your body, mind and spirit are in one central location on two floors within St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center.
If you should require an inpatient stay, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center, has a 32-bed nursing unit primarily dedicated unit to the care of patients with cancer. Unit staff members are committed to providing education, emotional reassurance, comfort, hope and physical care to our patients.
Education, Healing Arts and More
At our Resource Center, we provide a wealth of the latest information, books and internet access in a comfortable, soothing environment. And at the Webber Healing Arts Center, we offer health and wellness options such as acupuncture, hypnotherapy and massage, a variety of classes including yoga, tai chi, reiki, and more.
Cancer Treatment at Webber Cancer Center
Here are just some of the extensive programs and services we provide at the Webber Cancer Center.
Many types of cancer can be effectively treated with chemotherapy, the use of intravenous or pill-form drugs developed to target and kill cancer cells. For some cancers, chemotherapy may be the stand-alone treatment. Often it is combined with surgery or radiation therapy.
Through affiliations with national organizations and research partnerships, the Webber Cancer Center’s medical oncologists are able to offer many progressive and aggressive cancer therapies. Clinical trials are available to patients who meet research criteria.
Certain cancer tumors can be removed through surgery. Sometimes surgery is a stand-alone treatment option. For other people, it may be combined with radiation and/or chemotherapy. Surgical specialization is available in breast, thoracic (lung and esophagus), colorectal, urological, prostate, pancreatic, and gynecologic cancers. Providence oncology surgeons also collaborate with diagnostic imaging radiologists to offer radiofrequency ablation to patients who are candidates for the procedure.
Additionally, our radiology team performs vertebroplasty to treat patients with painful, metastatic lesions to the spine.
Dedicated Inpatient Unit
Inpatient care is provided at in a unit specially designed for people with cancer. Our oncology unit boasts private rooms laid out in a soothing environment.
The Webber Cancer Center’s oncology nurses abide by a family-oriented philosophy designed to empower and support patients and their loved ones. They adhere to the standards established by the National Oncology Nursing Society and several are certified by the Oncology Nursing Society. Specially trained nurses are able to administer chemotherapy and biotherapy conveniently on the unit.
A designated oncology pharmacist ensures effective, safe delivery of state-of-the-art chemotherapy and other medications. Assigned only to patients with cancer, the oncology pharmacist also helps to monitor possible drug interactions.
At the Webber Cancer Center, we offer comprehensive radiation therapy services in a compassionate, caring environment few hospitals in the nation can match. Patients at the Center often have access to new cancer treatments before they are widely available.
How does it work?
Radiation therapy is the treatment of cancer using penetrating beams of high-energy waves called radiation. The radiation used for cancer treatment comes from special machines or from radioactive substances. In small doses over a period of several weeks, the diseased area is exposed to highly focused energy waves that disrupt the ability of the cancer cells to grow and multiply. Treatment is generally painless, though some patients experience side effects.
Our expert radiation oncologists will work with you and your physician to determine the most effective and most appropriate treatment option.
How We Treat Cancer
The St. John Providence Health System offers a full spectrum of treatments designed to fight cancer and keep our patients healthy and happy. See how we’re working together and How We Treat Cancer.
To learn more, please call us at 1-866-246-4673
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