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Survivorship Clinic for Adult Patients

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Survivorship Clinic helps patients who have completed active treatment or who are in long-term therapy to prevent their cancer from coming back.

Regardless of whether you were treated for cancer at SCCA or at another medical facility, you can visit our clinic and receive a Survivorship Care Plan.

To schedule a clinic appointment, call (206) 288-1024, and ask for the Survivorship Clinic. Many insurance plans cover this visit for people who have received treatment for cancer that is likely to have an impact on health.

Benefits of Visiting the Survivorship Clinic

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Cancer and its treatment may result in long-lasting or late-onset effects. The Survivorship Clinic helps cancer survivors with problems they may face after therapy, such as lymphedema, chemobrain, fatigue, heart disease, and future cancer risk.

Learning about your previous treatment and getting recommendations specific to you can help you understand and manage your future health risks.

How This Care Differs From What Your Oncologist Provides

Your oncologist will continue to provide surveillance for recurrence of your cancer. We do not provide that care. During your Survivorship Clinic visit we will:

  • Give you a comprehensive medical examination
  • Explain late and long-term effects of your cancer and treatment
  • Recommend healthy lifestyle behaviors to reduce complications and lower your risk of additional cancers
  • Provide a cancer treatment summary and a Survivorship Care Plan

Depending on your preference and personal situation, you may either receive annual follow-ups in the Survivorship Clinic or return to your primary care provider. Copies of the treatment summary, survivorship care plan, and any recommendations made are shared with your entire health care team, including your oncologist and primary care provider.

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