Lakeshore Area Radiation Oncology Center
Lakeshore Area Radiation Oncology Center (LAROC) is a comprehensive outpatient radiation therapy treatment center serving the West Michigan lakeshore communities.
LAROC is a cooperative service of Holland Hospital, Spectrum Health and North Ottawa Community Health System. The center offers advanced and effective radiation technologies for cancer treatment. The pleasant facility environment, professional care and compassionate staff ensure a comfortable and reassuring patient experience. If radiation therapy is part of your cancer treatment plan, it is good to know LAROC is conveniently located in Holland at the corner of Riley Street and US-31.
Radiation therapy alone can cure some cancers such as Hodgkin's disease and early stage prostate cancer. However, it is most often combined with other treatments such as surgery or chemotherapy. Radiation may be used to:
- Shrink a tumor before surgery, making it easier to remove
- Destroy cancer cells that are left after surgery or other treatments
- Work with another treatment such as chemotherapy to destroy cancer
- Help control pain, pressure and other symptoms of cancer even if a cure is not possible
- Control non-cancerous diseases when other methods have not been successful
Radiation Therapy Treatment may include various technologies such as:
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- 4D Respiratory Gated Treatment
LAROC’s advanced technologies includes a Varian iX Linear Accelerator and a dedicated CT Simulation unit. Patient treatment planning, imaging information, and patient health information are all stored within a single electronic medical record. This provides easy accessibility to information and helps coordinate physician consultation, planning and treatment for improved efficiency and treatment effectiveness.
Members of the LAROC care team include:
- Radiation Oncologist
- Medical Physicist
- Radiation Therapist
- Radiation Oncology Nurse
- Medical Social Worker
Lakeshore Area Radiation Oncology Center (LAROC)
12642 Riley Street
Holland, Michigan 49424