Newly Diagnosed? What You Should Know
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with uterine sarcoma, 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.
Your Choice Matters
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 (SCCA) often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere.
SCCA is a member institution of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. When you come here, you can expect the best standard of care available.
At SCCA, patients have access to advanced therapies and treatments being explored in ongoing clinical trials for gynecological cancers conducted at SCCA and its parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.
See Gynecologic Specialists
SCCA has seven UW Medicine gynecologic oncologists, more than any other medical center or clinic in the five-state region surrounding Washington. In addition, we have a radiation oncologist who is a specialist in treating gynecologic cancers, and a dedicated gynecologic cancer pathologist, a doctor whose job is to diagnose and analyze only these cancers.
“Here we have a pure, limited practice for women with gynecologic cancers, or presumed gynecologic cancers,” says Benjamin E. Greer, MD, a UW Medicine gynecologic oncologist who heads the Gynecologic Cancer Program at SCCA. “That’s all we do.” This highly specialized practice means that patients “get the best care and the best outcomes,” Dr. Greer says.
Get Collaborative Care
At SCCA, we view treatment as a collaborative effort. Your doctors will discuss all of your options and recommend a treatment plan based on your type of cancer and how it has progressed. We’ll also consider your general health, lifestyle, and personal preferences.
Doctor Podcast 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. Listen to the podcasts about gynecologic cancers, and learn more about the team of SCCA doctors dedicated to treating patients with these diseases.