More than 1.8 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2020, according to the American Cancer Society. Many diagnoses come with little warning. Hearing that you, or a loved one, has cancer can be devastating news. Many questions come to mind, everything from, Is my cancer treatable? to When should I tell my family? to How will I pay for treatment?
It’s normal to have a multitude of questions and to not know where to seek answers. The cancer experts at the Summa Health Cancer Institute have treated thousands of patients and helped them navigate the difficult journey from diagnosis, through treatment and survivorship. We partner with our patients to treat the person along with the cancer. We listen to your concerns and use simple language to explain your options. We work with you to develop a personalized plan that works for the patient and provides the best possible outcome.
At the Summa Health Cancer Institute, we treat more than 100 types of cancer. That means we have expertise in the most common types— such as lung, breast and prostate— to the more uncommon types, such as bone, bladder or esophageal. For a list of the types of cancer we treat, click here.
The real challenge of cancer is to live as best as one can for as long as one can. The strength one must have to face the unknown every day; the courage one must muster each time they enter a doctor’s office, wait for test results, or receive treatment; and the vulnerability they must endure throughout the cancer journey regardless of the outcome defines the experience.
We are proud to be a part of our patients’ journeys and to offer them hope. We will continue to fight alongside our patients to cure cancer, if possible while improving our patients’ quality of life.
Summa Health is at the forefront of comprehensive breast cancer care treatments. We fight complex, advanced stages of cancer with targeted treatment options based on the latest clinical guidelines - from minimally invasive options, to the most precise high-tech radiation therapy that targets tumors with pinpoint accuracy and spares healthy tissue.
Summa Health takes a comprehensive approach to surgical treatments for colorectal cancer. From open procedures to the latest minimally invasive techniques, including robotic surgery, Summa surgeons lead the community in terms of experience.
Urologic cancers are growths of abnormal cells that form in the organs of the urinary tract in both males and females (mainly bladder and kidneys), and in the testicles, prostate and penis of the male reproductive system.
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths for males and females. At Summa Health, multiple doctors often work together to create a patient’s overall healthcare plan that combines different types of treatments.
Each type of head and neck cancer is unique, with different signs, symptoms, risk factors and prevention strategies, the healthcare professionals at Summa Health combine the latest technology with a comprehensive course of cancer treatment options.
Each type of gynecological cancer is unique, with different signs, symptoms, risk factors and prevention strategies. The healthcare professionals at Summa Health Cancer Institute combine the latest technology with a comprehensive course of cancer treatment options.
Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Nearly all skin cancers can be treated effectively if they are found early, so knowing what to look for is important. Our specialists offer the latest treatment options.