Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Services

A full range of diagnostic and treatment services is available to every patient with cancer in northern Michigan.

Cancer Genetics

Clues to an inherited predisposition to cancer include an early age diagnosis, multiple family members with cancer, or more than one cancer diagnosis in someone’s lifetime. We can answer your questions about an inherited predisposition to cancer. The Cancer Genetics Clinic provides counseling on hereditary cancers, which may include:

The following cancer genetics forms can be printed out. Please complete the forms prior to your appointment. Please call 231-392-7123 to schedule an appointment for genetics counseling in Traverse City.

Cancer Genetics Clinic in Traverse City
231-392-0552
dhoffman@mhc.net

Cancer Genetics Clinic in Charlevoix
231-547-8838
rlasky@mhc.net

Patients need a referral from a physician before we can schedule an appointment.

Lab Services

Laboratories within the Munson Healthcare Regional Cancer Network provide testing for inpatients, outpatients, emergency departments, physician's offices, and clinics. We serve as a reference lab for Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, as well as specialty clinics.

Testing not provided within the Munson Healthcare system is sent to our laboratory partner, Mayo Medical Laboratories. Our laboratories are connected electronically with all results residing in one electronic medical record. 

Our laboratories are staffed by board-certified pathologists, medical technologists, histotechnicians, cytotechnologists, transcriptionists, client service representatives, laboratory assistants, phlebotomists, and couriers. 

Each of our laboratories is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and/or the Joint Commission, and is CLIA88 certified.

Oncology Pharmacy

Oncology pharmacy certified PharmDs are integral members of our oncology team. Working collaboratively with the medical team, these pharmacists ensure accurate, individualized patient dosing, safety checks, and adherence to treatment plans and schedules. In addition, pharmacists participate in tumor board discussions, cancer research, and serve as preceptors for pharmacy students and residents. 

The oncology pharmacists are available as an informational resource to providers, staff, patients and family members.

Radiology

We offer a full range of radiological clinical services. Our radiology team is committed to remaining at the forefront of new developments and clinical applications in the rapidly changing field of medical imaging. 

Radiology services include:

  • Advanced 3D Breast Imaging (3D Tomography)

  • Computed Tomography (CT)

  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

  • Digital Mammography

  • Fluoroscopy

  • MRI and 3T MRI

  • Nuclear Medicine 

  • PET Scanning (at Cowell Family Cancer Center four days a week)

  • Ultrasound

  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Additional outpatient procedures:

  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS): A procedure using an endoscope and ultrasound, used to diagnose digestive tract disorders.

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS): A procedure using a flexible bronchoscope and ultrasound device that can be used as a diagnostic and biopsy tool.

If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns about radiology services, contact radiology@mhc.net or call 231-935-6400, 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. After hours you may leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

Rehab

Special rehabilitation services are available for cancer patients, such as lymphedema rehab, peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, and memory difficulties.