Oncology Services

Serving thousands of patients each year, Memorial Healthcare Cancer Center treats patients in Shiawassee County and its surrounding areas. Memorial Healthcare boasts a team of experienced medical professionals providing oncology and hematology care. Experienced oncologists focus on providing comprehensive cancer services in a healing environment focused on wellness and positivity.

The Memorial Healthcare Cancer Center has received national recognition from the American College of Surgeons. 

Oncology Services Offered at Memorial Healthcare

Oncology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different types of cancer. Oncologists have the skills and expertise to manage patient care throughout the cancer treatment process. Generally, patients are referred to an oncologist once they’ve had preliminary testing that may indicate cancer. An oncologist can diagnose cancer and recommend different treatment options. Just because a patient has been referred to an oncologist does not mean they definitively have cancer – further testing may rule out a cancer diagnosis.

Click here for information on our Cancer Support Group for patients, families, and loved ones.

Diagnostic services may include:

  • 3D mammography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan

Once a patient has been diagnosed, they may receive one of the cancer treatment modalities available at Memorial Healthcare, such as:

  • Chemotherapy: One of the most common forms of treatment for cancer, chemotherapy uses medication to destroy cancer cells and can be administered as a pill or intravenously.
  • Surgery: The oncology team coordinates with surgeons in Owosso and the surrounding area to provide cancer surgeries on an individual basis. Surgery can is performed to remove part or all of a malignant tumor.

Some patients may receive a combination of these treatments, such as a course of radiation after surgery to kill off remaining cancer cells.

Our Partners in Radiation Oncology

Memorial Healthcare partners with McLaren Karmanos Cancer Institute to provide radiation services to our patients in Owosso.

Types of Cancer

Cancer can start almost anywhere in the body. Normally, as the body’s cells grow old, they die and are replaced by new, healthy cells. Sometimes this process breaks down, and abnormal cells grow into tumors. These tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). As cancer cells grow, they can spread to other parts of the body. While signs of cancer vary widely from patient to patient, early symptoms of cancer might include:

  • Persistent fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • An unusual lump or sore that doesn’t go away

Certain kinds of cancer may be more apparent than others. For example, a mole that changes in size or shape may be an indication of melanoma.

There are many different types of cancer, and each patient will have a different course of treatment depending on factors such as their age, overall health, and stage of cancer. Some of the more common types of cancer include:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Questions About Oncology Services?

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Memorial is such an amazing place with caring qualified professionals that go out of their way to ensure all of their patients are safe and satisfied! Such a gem in our community!
- Nick Terek

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Anas Alsara, MD

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Ronald Kawauchi, MD

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Amber Righi, FNP-C

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3500 Calkins Road
Suite A
Flint MI 48532

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Amit Bhatt, MD

401 West Greenlawn
Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: 517-975-7800

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721 N. Shiawassee Street, 1st Floor
Owosso, MI 48867

Phone: 989-729-4673 Fax: 989-725-2617

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The Memorial Healthcare Oncology Team

Our dedicated providers and oncology nurses work collaboratively to provide a seamless experience for patients. The oncology department includes the following team members:

Anas Alsara, MD

Dr. Alsara is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at Damascus University, in Damascus, Syria. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois/Advocate Christ Medical Center, Illinois, and earned a fellowship in Medical Hematology/Oncology at Michigan State University.

Ronald Kawauchi, MD

Dr. Ronald Kawauchi is board certified in both oncology and internal medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan and completed his residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Amber Righi, FNP-C

A board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Amber Righi, FNP-C graduated with her bachelor and master of science degrees in nursing from Saginaw Valley State University, where she took on a family nurse practitioner focus. She has worked with patients of all ages and amassed years of clinical experience as a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, and unit educator.

Additional Patient Services

Memorial Healthcare recognizes that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for both the patient and their loved ones. A Nurse Navigator is available to help patients with understanding their treatment options, scheduling appointments, and answering questions. Current patients can contact the Nurse Navigator via telephone at 989-729-4696.

Choose Memorial Healthcare for Oncology Services

Throughout the Greater Shiawassee County area, patients count on Memorial Healthcare for compassionate oncology and hematology care. In addition to seeing more than 200,000 outpatient visits each year, the 161-bed facility provides hospital-based services to over 3,500 patients annually

To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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Obtain Oncology Services From Memorial Healthcare

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