Marquette General Cancer Center
580 W. College Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855
Marquette General Cancer Center is a community cancer center, approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The facility is a federally designated Regional Referral Center and a member of Superior Health Partners. Marquette General is a 315-bed specialty care hospital, providing care in 65 specialties and subspecialties. Over 200 doctors and 2,400 employees serve approximately 12,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients throughout upper Michigan annually.
The hospital’s major areas of service include Marquette General’s:
- Heart Institute
- Cancer Center
- Brain and Spine Center
- Rehabilitation Center
- Behavioral Health
- Digestive Health
- Weight Loss Center
- Women and Children’s Center
Along with these major concentrations the Marquette General Health System provides imaging, surgery, home health and laboratory services, as well as primary and specialty care physician offices. The Marquette General Hospital is a teaching facility, and has numerous affiliations with university and college students throughout the state.
Marquette General Hematology Oncology Associates
Marquette General Hematology Oncology Associates is an outpatient clinic based in Marquette, Michigan, and operating under the umbrella of the Marquette General Health System. The cancer center utilizes state of the art national cancer clinical trials as a part of their treatment options, offering their patients modern therapies in various areas of research. The center notes that clinical trials are no longer viewed as a last resort for cancer patients, but rather a common first choice in treatment options. Other services specific to the cancer center include outpatient chemotherapy, referrals to home health, pain management, participation in various national cancer research programs, bone marrow biopsies, lumbar punctures and paracentesis.
The Marquette General Health System, in conjunction with the Dickinson County Health System are the only radiation oncology facilities located in Upper Michigan. Radiation is an important component of a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer treatment. Radiation is available at these facilities for a number of cancer sites in the body, as well as several delivery modes. The available delivery options range from traditional therapies to new and innovative technologies and include:
- IMRT or “intensity-modulated radiation therapy”
- Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Superficial x-rays
- 3D radiation