One of the most traumatic side effects of undergoing cancer treatment is hair loss. The emotional wallop can be particularly acute for women, for whom hair is often intertwined with body image.
We opened our first outpatient clinic in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood 20 years ago to lead the world in translating scientific discovery into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of cancer so that our patients can live longer, healthier lives.
It's the same vision that inspires our work today.
SCCA brings together the skilled providers and scientists of our alliance partners, Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's and UW Medicine, to combine leading-edge research with exceptional clinical care for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
It's important for our patients to be connected to resources and have access to their care team. As of March 27, MyChart is SCCA's new patient portal. Patients will have access to communicate with their care team, view their medical records and other resources.
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Whether it is before, during or after your treatment, we have services and support for you and your family no matter what stage you are in.
Read stories about our patients, their caregivers and providers.
Whitney Wynn had experienced strange symptoms for years, but her primary care physicians didn’t suspect cancer. Her recurrent yeast infections were dismissed as “just women’s problems” although they were later attributed to the high levels of cortisol being secreted by her tumor.
It’s understandable that Alyson Looney doesn’t remember the worst time of her life. After all, she was just 8 months old when she was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Twenty years later, her mother, Leanne Looney, still gets emotional thinking about what Alyson endured: months of chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant at Seattle Children’s Hospital under the care of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) physicians.
When John Nowoj was diagnosed with locally advanced pancreatic cancer in August 2019, he was told the cancer was inoperable. Nowoj, 57, began pursuing his only treatment option: chemotherapy to be followed by radiation, which could shrink but not eradicate the tumor. Then an unexpected development completely changed the outlook.
Learn more about what's happening at SCCA.
MyChart is SCCA's new patient portal, as of March 27. Patients will have access to communicate with their care team, view their medical records and other resources.
The King County Board of Health recently passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. SCCA is committed to doing the work required to addressing institutional and systemic racism in health and cancer care.
UW Medicine urologists with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) possess a mechanism that makes the tumors glow bright pink – all the better to see them.