Blood Disorders

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WHO WE ARE — Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a world-class cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's. Learn More

Overview

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, our doctors treat blood disorders, whether malignant or benign. Many blood disorders are rare and treating them can be difficult. SCCA was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. This means that people with blood disorders will find more treatment options at SCCA than might be found elsewhere, including participation in one of the clinical studies conducted at SCCA and its parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine. If necessary, we are fully equipped to provide bone marrow transplantation to treat your disease.

The Fred Hutchinson Transplant Program at SCCA was ranked first in outcomes in a four-year study by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) that measured one-year survival rates of patients among 122 transplant centers in the United States.

Blood Cancers
People are most familiar with three cancers that affect the blood: leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Other blood cancers include myeloproliferative neoplasms and myelodysplastic syndromes. Not all blood disorders are cancerous, however.  

Non-cancerous Blood Disorders
The List of Blood Disorders that are not cancer is quite large and includes anemias, hemophilia, and thrombocytopenia.