John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
When my wife was going to the basement at St. Luke's Medical Center to get radiation treatments for her non-hodgkins lymphoma, she was well taken care of. The staff in this unit are very caring in how they treated the patients that were sent there for treatment. Once the paperwork was done, my wife had a long talk with Dr. Kenneth T. Bastin, M.D., who explained what kind of treatment she would need. He also treated my wife's sister, Sally Skibinski, and her husband Jerry Skibinski in this unit before they passed on. He is an excellent doctor. The staff is calm and patient with all of their patients. Cancer can be very painful to people who have it. The nurses and physicians are the ones with best experience at treating or buying time for people. Not everybody can be cured, but they can can get extra time to fight the disease and hope for a cure to. Respect and caring are the methods of handling of patients there. Cancer consists of many diseases and has different causes and cures for each. The extent of damage caused by the cancer, determines the outcome for each patient. As long as you are willing to fight the cancer, you will have some hope. All of the new developments in treatment are employed here. Do not be afraid to visit a cancer doctor. Positive results can come in many cases. Here is where you learn to value each day as a gift of the Lord. I wish to thank Dr. Bastin and his staff for the help and care that they have given my wife. Thank you for performing this valuable service.