Newly Diagnosed? What You Should Know
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with bladder cancer, you’re probably thinking hard about what to do next. Educating yourself about bladder 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.
Your Choice Matters
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.
- The experts you need are right here: a world-class team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists who specialize in bladder cancer and other genitourinary cancers. When you come here, you can expect the best standard of care available.
- Patients at SCCA have access to advanced therapies being explored in clinical studies for bladder cancer conducted at SCCA and its parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.
- You’ll also find the most advanced diagnostic, treatment, and recovery programs—as well as extensive support to help you cope with your cancer.
Get Collaborative Care
At SCCA, we view treatment as a collaborative effort. Our doctors employ a multidisciplinary approach with bladder cancer specialists from urology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology working together. Your doctors will consider your general health, lifestyle, and personal preferences as they discuss all of your treatment options. They will then recommend a treatment plan based on your type of cancer and how it’s progressed.
Come to SCCA
Make an appointment to be seen at SCCA for evaluation and treatment.