What to Expect

What to Expect

Deciding to have a transplant is the first step in a new and challenging phase of your treatment. There will be much to prepare for, not only for your transplant, but also for your recovery. The information below will help guide you. You can also read about the transplant process and view our book Preparing for Transplant. Your transplant team will provide you with more details once you are a patient at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).

Planning Ahead

Deciding to have a transplant is a significant event in your life, and planning for your transplant is important.

Where You Will Be Seen

Some of your care will take place at the SCCA Transplant Clinic, and some may take place at University of Washington Medical Center.

Your First Visit

Call us about scheduling an initial consultation for a transplant, and find out what happens during your first visit to the Transplant Clinic.

The Caregiver Role

Caregivers are essential to helping transplant patients through the treatment process.

Transition Services

This teams helps you with transitions that will occur throughout your transplant process—such as from your inpatient hospital stay, if you have one, to outpatient care.

Long-Term Follow-Up

Your care doesn’t end when you leave SCCA. We have a dedicated Long-Term Follow-Up Program designed to provide lifelong consultation and support to transplant recipients.

Graft-Versus-Host Disease

If you are having an allogeneic bone marrow transplant, you may experience acute or chronic graft-versus-host disease in the first few months to years after your transplant.