Amber Hahto was in the middle of treatment for breast cancer in 2010 when well-intentioned friends started sending her articles about scalp cooling. It sounded like science fiction, the notion that you could wear an icy cap during chemotherapy and avoid perhaps the most dreaded side effect of treatment: going bald.
Dr. Nancy Davidson, a world-renowned physician-scientist in cancer biology and treatment, begins her new role as Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's president and executive director, effective today. The following story highlights her many accomplishments and one she's most proud: providing quality care to people with cancer. For Dr. Nancy Davidson, the spark that ignited a career was, at first, just a summer job.
You’ll notice a new friendly face at the Patient and Family Resource Center. It's Erin Paschall, our new Resource Center coordinator. And, she’s no stranger to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as she previously worked in patient intake as a patient care coordinator. We recently took some time to get to know her and learn more about what the resource center has to offer. What is your role as the resource center coordinator? My job is to help patients and families find any information that they are looking for, whether we have it in our library or helping them find something through websites, like the American Cancer Society or the NIH, because finding them credible information is important.
Click "Read More" below to view the story Breast Cancer and Mothers' Health on Storify. Continue to watch the hashtag #SCCAbc on Twitter throughout the month of October for information about breast cancer from UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. [View the story "Breast Cancer and Mothers' Health" on Storify]October 2, 2012 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we’re going to be sharing important information about the disease all month long—and we’re bringing friends.
Check this out: Super Kid: Taking charge against cancer is an article in the Everett Herald about Allison Holbrook, a young woman who organized a "Dig for the Cure" event at Lynnwood High School to benefit breast cancer research as her senior project. Allison shadowed her mentor, one of our co-workers here at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, for her project. The daughter of a breast cancer survivor, Allison reminds us that you don't have to be over 40 to get involved in breast cancer awareness.