Treatment Options

Treatment Options

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), our world-class experts provide comprehensive treatment not only for blood cancers but also for other disorders that affect the blood, bone marrow, or immune system.

The wide array of blood disorders, and the equally wide array of people affected, means that we develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Among other things, we consider the severity of your disease and how it has progressed, your age, your overall health, and your family history. We combine these factors with the latest scientific knowledge and the experience we’ve accumulated by treating many others who’ve faced the same illness.

Depending on the disorder, treatment options can include growth factors to stimulate blood cell production, steroids or other drugs to suppress the immune system, and chemotherapy to destroy abnormal cells. Bleeding disorders like hemophilia may call for blood-component therapies, such as platelet transfusions or clotting factors; diseases that involve clotting might be treated with drugs that inhibit clot formation.

Some conditions require a bone marrow transplant. Doctors at the Fred Hutch Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SCCA have performed more than 14,000 bone marrow transplants—more than any other institution in the world. Learn more about the bone marrow transplant program

As research advances our understanding, new treatments are being developed for many blood disorders. To bring promising investigational treatments to patients faster, SCCA offers the chance to participate in clinical studies

For details about treating a specific blood disorder or group of disorders, choose from the alphabetical list of blood disorders.