Special interest in treating women with breast cancer. Dr. van Haelst also cares for patients with benign and malignant blood disorders, gynecologic and gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Carol van Haelst and her husband moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1992 from Minnesota, where both had been on staff at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. van Haelst co-founded a busy hematology-oncology practice in Kirkland in 1996. She is excited to be part of an exceptional world-renowned cancer center.
A diagnosis of cancer presents each patient with complex decisions. I feel very privileged to be able to help guide and inform my patients, as we decide together, on the best approach using the most current knowledge and experience available. Although my goal for each of my patients is to provide the greatest chance for cure or long lasting remission, I also value the importance of minimizing the long-term impact of therapy on patients' well-being.