Newly Diagnosed? What You Should Know
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with leukemia, 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 leukemia 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 studies for leukemia conducted at SCCA’s parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.
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.
Patient Power Interviews
Many of our doctors have been interviewed on Patient Power, a talk show that connects SCCA medical experts with patients on a variety of topics, including treatments for leukemia. Listen to the Patient Power web casts, and learn more about our team of doctors who are dedicated to treating patients with leukemia.