If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with AML, you’re probably thinking hard about what to do next. Educating yourself about cancer and understanding the various treatment options that are explained on these pages is a good start. However, your most important decision is selecting where to get treatment.
Studies have shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. That’s why your first choice in a treatment center needs to be the right one. Patients who begin their treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere. Not only can you expect the best standard of care available, patients at SCCA have access to advanced therapies and treatments being explored in some 50 ongoing clinical trials for leukemia conducted at SCCA’s parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.
Everything you need is right here: a world-class team of medical oncologists and pathologists who specialize in treating leukemia. You’ll also find the most advanced diagnostic, treatment and recovery programs—as well as extensive support to help you cope with your cancer.
At SCCA we view treatment as a collaborative effort. Your doctors will discuss all your options and recommend a treatment plan based on your type of cancer and how it’s progressed. We’ll also consider your general health, lifestyle and personal preferences.