Newly Diagnosed

Newly Diagnosed? What You Should Know

If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with melanoma, 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 your cancer treated. 
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 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 one of the clinical trials for melanoma conducted at SCCA's parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, highly trained and experienced health-care professionals will offer you the best possible care. Our skin cancer and melanoma specialists are among the best in the world, with access to the latest therapies and innovative treatments, such as vaccine clinical trials, gene therapy, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy.

Skin cancer and melanoma patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will be treated by a team of specialists in the fields of surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and dermatology. One of the surgeons treating melanoma patients brought the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique to the Northwest, and is by far the most experienced physician with this technique in the area.