Cancer Care & Oncology

World-class cancer care in the community you call home

You don’t have to travel far from home to receive world-class cancer care. At UM Health-Sparrow’s oncology center, you’ll receive the best-available treatment you’d find in any academic research hospital, right here in Mid-Michigan. 

Lansing was one of the first in the nation to attain the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification. We are nationally recognized by the Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program. 

With the launch of the state-of-the-art Herbert-Herman Cancer Center in 2017, UM Health-Sparrow secured our reputation as the most comprehensive provider of cancer care in Mid-Michigan. At this flagship oncology center, patients like you can access top-of-the-line biomedical technology, renowned cancer experts and pioneering clinical trials.

Cancer care is also available at community hospitals throughout the region. At UM Health-Sparrow Clinton, UM Health-Sparrow Ionia, UM Health-Sparrow Carson and SMG Charlotte Oncology, you’ll see the same highly-trained oncologists, who travel throughout our communities.

Our team approach helps you start treatment sooner

As a patient, you’ll benefit from UM Health-Sparrow’s innovative, patient-centered approach to cancer care, which is unique in Mid-Michigan. That’s because we run multidisciplinary clinics for all types of solid tumor cancers, including a breast cancer clinic, lung cancer clinic and more. 

During these clinics, we bring all the experts together to create a plan personalized for you. You’ll meet with a surgical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, a medical oncologist, a social worker, a nurse navigator, a genetic counselor, pathologist, radiologist, an oncology-certified dietician and even a clinical trials rep – all in the same room, at the same time. Together, they develop a highly individual approach to your care.

Not only does this collaboration lead to the best possible plan of care tailored to you, it also means that you don’t waste time going to multiple appointments; instead, you can spend that time and energy getting started on your treatment. 

Along with dedicated nurse navigators to help guide you through the whole journey of cancer therapy and survivorship, the UM Health-Sparrow cancer center is also home to one of the region’s only oncology-certified social workers, and the region’s only full-time genetic counselor.

The best technology to help you heal

When choosing a cancer care center, a dedicated and highly experienced team of oncology specialists should come first -- and you’ll find that at UM Health-Sparrow. You’ll also find impressive amenities and the most advanced therapeutic technology in Mid-Michigan. 

For example, E.W. UM Health-Sparrow was among the first hospitals nationwide to deploy the ViewRay MRIdian Linac, a best-in-class MRI-guided radiation therapy system. The ViewRay can simultaneously provide imaging and treatment, allowing technicians to target radiation therapy much more effectively. 

The Herbert-Herman Cancer Center’s 40 infusion bays are designed with a peaceful experience in mind. 

Everything about our facilities is designed to make patients like you feel as comfortable and well-cared-for as possible, so you can focus your energy on your survivorship.

Clinical Services

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UM Health-Sparrow Clinical Trials

The Herbert-Herman Cancer Center offers the largest set of clinical trial programs in the region.
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Medical Oncology

The role of the medical oncologist is more than just prescribing medications to treat cancer.

Radiation Oncology

UM Health-Sparrow Hospital has a long heritage of serving Mid-Michigan cancer patients.
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Pediatric Oncology

Our multidisciplinary pediatric cancer team provides quality, developmentally based care using state-of-the-art treatment based on national protocols.
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Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinics

The Herbert-Herman Cancer Center believes in making healthcare as simple and effective as possible. Through our multidisciplinary clinics, we offer coordinated state-of-the-science care to patients who have been diagnosed with all types of cancer.
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High-Risk Cancer Clinic

At the UM Health-Sparrow High-Risk Cancer Clinic, we provide compassionate, specialized care and monitoring to patients who are at a high risk of developing cancer.
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Brain Tumor Center

UM Health-Sparrow surgeons remove tissues from the tumor of a patient and while the surgery is still going on, a neuropathologist springs into action. The neuropathologist,
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Cancer Genetic Counseling

As a part of our mission to provide individualized cancer care to our patients, UM Health-Sparrow has the only full-time, clinical cancer genetic counselor in Mid-Michigan.
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Breast Health

At the UM Health-Sparrow Breast Center, we provide comprehensive breast imaging services for everything from routine screening and diagnostic evaluations to an array of breast
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Hematologists at UM Health-Sparrow work with other specialists including cardiologists, internists, and vascular surgeons using the latest strategies to manipulate enzymes, proteins, and blood factors to minimize bleeding and clotting events. We also treat disorders of blood cells, platelets, and bone marrow.
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Pathology & Cytology

Cytology is the study of cells for the primary purpose of detecting cancer. A range of normal, benign, dysplastic, and malignant cells as well as some infectious diseases are diagnosed.


UM Health-Sparrow Radiology is a leader in comprehensive diagnostic radiology, providing the highest quality images interpreted by trained radiologists.


Our board certified hematologists and oncologists employ the most advanced protocols in fighting cancer. Chemotherapy is administered by a nursing staff with specialized training in oncology. Our infusion center is uniquely designed to provide comfort and privacy.

Our Locations

The Herbert-Herman Cancer Center has a team of renowned, board-certified physicians using leading-edge cancer technology. UM Health-Sparrow Health System brings world-class cancer care close to home in locations throughout Mid-Michigan.

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Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

A state-of-the-art cancer center with the most cutting-edge cancer technology and the region’s only board-certified gynecologic oncology surgeon.
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Gynecologic Oncology

Lansing Gynecologic Oncology provides expert, industry-leading, specialized care for women with gynecologic conditions.
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Charlotte Oncology

Charlotte Oncology provides Hematology/Medical Oncology services Charlotte and at the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center in Lansing.
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Carson Infusion Center

Herbert-Herman Cancer Center care in Carson City offering chemotherapy, infusion, transfusion, IV hydration, antibiotic and steroid therapy.
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Clinton Infusion Center

Herbert-Herman Cancer Center care in St. Johns offering clinical expertise for our patients using infusion therapies as part of their medication treatment plan.
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Ionia Infusion Center

Herbert-Herman Cancer Center care in Ionia offering oncology diagnostics, chemotherapy, hematology, drug therapies and more for our patients.


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Compassionate Care Services

UM Health-Sparrow's compassionate care ensures each patient has individualized cancer treatment and care. Explore more of our comprehensive cancer services.
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Precision Medicine

Precision medicine has begun a paradigm shift in cancer treatment; more cancers are now treated based on genomic mutations rather than broad cancer groups.