If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, 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 (SCCA) often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere. At SCCA, you can expect the best standard of care available as well as advanced therapies and treatments being explored in ongoing clinical studies conducted at SCCA’s founding organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.
Our Pancreatic Cancer Specialty Clinic defines a new standard of care for people with pancreatic cancer and seeks to minimize the obstacles that patients and their families may encounter in navigating a complex medical system.
Everything you need is right here: a world-class team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiology oncologists, and pathologists who specialize in treating pancreatic cancer, including additional support services you may need as well for managing symptoms of your disease and treatment.
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 also tailor your treatment plan to take into account your general health, lifestyle, and personal preferences.