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  The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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May 08, 2014

The Building Trades National Medical Screening Program (BTMed) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) have expanded their early lung cancer detection program (ELCD) for high-risk construction workers in Western Washington. The BTMed program provides CT scans to help screen for early stage lung cancer in people who may have been exposed to hazardous substances while working at the nation's nuclear defense sites. The existing program has already made a meaningful impact through the early detection and timely treatment of several individuals. Read more.

May 05, 2014

To help people adopt healthier habits that can reduce their risk of developing cancer, SCCA launched a new mobile app and website, SCCADoOneThing.org. The campaign encourages people to start by picking one healthy change and doing it every day until it becomes a habit. Read more.

May 01, 2014

In observance of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is focusing on helping teens keep their skin safe this spring with a new infographic.   

April 04, 2014

Bend Memorial Clinic has joined the SCCA Network to become its tenth affiliate in the greater Northwest. The affiliation will expand local access to cancer treatment options and help foster advances in cancer care in Central Oregon. Read more.

March 06, 2014
An estimated 90% of all colon cancer cases could be prevented if people over the age of 50 were regularly screened. Yet over a third of Americans between 50-75 have NOT been screened, which is the main reason why colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. That's why we at SCCA produced this infographic to remind everyone what a colonoscopy can do for you or some you know. View the infographic.
February 13, 2014

According to the American Cancer Society, the death rate from cancer in the U.S. has declined steadily over the past two decades. This decline translates into more than 1.3 million lives saved.  Despite these encouraging gains, approximately 1.66 million Americans be diagnosed with cancer and more than 585,000 will die from the disease in 2014. Experts at SCCA are committed to reducing these statistics further through advanced prevention tactics. Read more.

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