They talk to you like you are family.

Doug Kalnbach, Cancer Care patient

Doug Kalnbach helped build schools and bridges in Battle Creek. And, he had a hand in keeping the Cereal City’s production sites up and running. “I’ve worked in all of them, Kellogg, Ralston and Post,” explains the now-retired union ironworker.

When Doug, who now lives in Nashville, Michigan, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, it just made sense for him to seek support from the community he himself helped to build up.

“I had a friend and fellow ironworker who was treated at Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center. And, I went to school with some of the staff members there.”

“When you mention cancer, that’s a scary thing,” says Doug. “But here at the cancer center, I’m very comfortable. They talk to you like you are family.”

Doug visited the cancer care center every week day for 44 days for radiation treatment. Dr. Randy Mudge, physician-in-chief of Bronson’s oncology program, was there to guide Doug’s care every step of the way.

“There are cancer centers all over the country. But, you know you are going to be taken care of right here. I wouldn’t go anywhere else,” says Doug.