Getting treated for cancer is stressful for both patients and their families. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) offers several avenues of emotional support to help patients and families through this difficult time.
Psychiatry and psychology services are available for patients who have difficulties or stresses that are not entirely taken care of with medical or social-work care.
Social workers are here to help patients who need counseling, education or an advocate.
Chaplains provide respectful spiritual and emotional care to people of all faiths and spiritualities, including those who identify themselves as nonreligious or nonspiritual.
If you have cancer, or are taking care of someone who does, you are facing challenges that may leave you feeling overwhelmed, frightened and alone. A support group can help.
People who are newly diagnosed with cancer are often embarrassed to ask for help. Friends and relatives may hang back, wanting to help but not sure what to say about the cancer or how to offer assistance. Here are some suggestions to help patients, families and friends.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) has teamed up with CarePages, CaringBridge, and CancerConnect to help patients and caregivers use the web to communicate with friends, family, and other patients and caregivers while going through treatment.