Dr. Michael Lyster, MD
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Dr. Michael Lyster, MD


Medical Oncology | Male

Cancer Care of Western Arizona 101 Civic Center Ln Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 Get Directions

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Patients and families are generally competent to make cancer treatment choices, given the necessary information about their options. Patient participation in treatment decisions should always be a goal of care.


Dr. Michael Lyster, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Lake Havasu City, AZ. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Lyster is affiliated with Havasu Regional Medical Center.

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Patient Reviews (11)
in Parker, AZ |
in Lake Havasu, AZ |
Dr. Lyster is very caring and compassionate. He takes his time with you, and does not rush through your appointment. He answers all of your questions, and fully explains everything in detail.He listens, and answers any concerns you may have. I would highly recommend Dr.Lyster to my Family and friends.
in LHC AZ |
Dr. Lyster was very informative, he let me tell my thoughts and I immediately I felt a rapport with him. I left the office with some hope and knowing that if my tests came back positive, I was in good caring hands. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Lake Havasu, AZ |
Dr. Lyster cares and has saved many lives including my life. The residents of our communities are grateful he moved from back east to Arizona. We needed him!
in Lake Havasu City, AZ |
Dr. Lyster took a great deal of time explaining my cancer diagnosis ; he drew diagrams to help me understand how my cancer treatment would go; Dr. Lyster collaborated with other Doctors when necessary, and included my wife in all of his explanations. We found Dr. Lyster very thorough, and importantly to us, he showed himself to be a principled man as well as being a Doctor we would recommend to anyone who needed an Oncologist. My interactions with Dr. Lyster's staff also reflected excellence.
in Lake Havasu City, AZ |
My initial visit with Dr Lyster definitely lowered my stress levels. I came to Dr Lyster from recommendations from my PCP Dr Shirley Noronha. I was experiencing numerous symptoms that was stumping my doctors. Dr Lyster after reviewing ALL my various blood tests and other tests (CTs, Xrays) was fairly confident that I did not have cancer. He patiently explained all my blood tests and what all the numbers meant to him which allowed him to come to his conclusions.
in Lake Havasu City, AZ |
What a wonderful gift to Lake Havasu City and surrounding areas. Dr Lyster is very knowledgeable , highly caring and provides the best solutions for his patients. He takes the time necessary to explain my illness and the best way to treat the rare MCL cancer I have. It isn't curable, but it is treatable. Dr Lyster does not believe in over treating, as some other physicians in this field of medicine have suggested to me. I am still here since first diagnosed over four years ago. He is the best.
in Lake Havasu City, AZ |
Very thorough, very professional, explains things in great detail, and takes time for questions. I was highly impressed.
in Shawnee, OK |
We winter in Lake Havasu and were referred by a local kidney doctor. We actually saw Dr. R. Douglas Hade to determine if my husband's (Harold) blood work showed signs of blood cancer. His diagnosis was negative, which we were very grateful. Dr. Lyster also came into the room and conferred with Dr. Hade on the complete diagnosis. Both doctors were very thorough and explained everything so we could understand. We were very satisfied with the time they took with us and would recommend them.
in Lake Havasu City, AZ |
Dr. Lyster makes sure he is knowledgeable of your file and explains options and results clearly on a very personal level. He answers all of your questions. He is pragmatic and honest, looking at you directly with information. He has helped us with correct and prompt evaluations and sincere concern. We cannot recommend him highly enough.. Thank goodness he decided to come to our city!!
in Lake Havasu City, AZ |
We are so blessed that Dr. Lyster choose our little town to relocate to from his former roots in Chicago. My breast cancer returned in 2011...this week I was able to take a break from my chemo treatments because my numbers are in the normal range. His treatment plan has given me the ability to live as normal a life as possible, and kept my cancer in control. 5 years later I am celebrating Christmas with my family. Also there is no doubt he cares. Thanks doc....
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Dr. Lyster's Care Philosophy

Patients and families are generally competent to make cancer treatment choices, given the necessary information about their options. Patient participation in treatment decisions should always be a goal of care.

Dr. Lyster's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Medical Oncology
  •  Board certified in Oncology
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Fellow, Americn College of Physicians, 2009
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Board Certifications

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  • Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vulvar Cancer


  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Evanston Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Evanston Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Illinois

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Chemotherapy
  • Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Lymphoma Evaluation