In the summer of 2017, Lorrie Ann Sherman thought food poisoning was the reason she was throwing up and felt so weak she couldn’t even stand. At 42 years old, she was a health and fitness enthusiast who ran or did yoga daily, ate clean and favored cold press juices.
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.
As a lifelong educator, James DeLong believes in the power of research. So when he turned 50, he decided to sign up for a prostate cancer research study enrolling healthy men. The study involved an initial rectal exam plus an annual blood draw and questionnaire.
Fifteen years ago, Ricardo Parker asked his doctor about a small painless lump that was barely visible on his left foot. “It’s nothing,” the doctor told him. A few years later, noticing it was getting larger, Parker consulted a different doctor. Again, he was reassured and told there was no need to worry.
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.
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Nearly 90 SCCA physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners recognized for excellence in patient care.
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.