It is important to receive care at a specialized center with expertise in treating your specific type of leukemia.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) experts offer comprehensive leukemia care, including advanced treatments and new options available only through clinical studies.
A diagnosis of cancer can feel overwhelming. We have an experienced, compassionate team ready to help.
Leukemia expertise at SCCA
Leukemia survival rates
Data collected from cancer centers across the country show that people who begin their leukemia treatment at SCCA have higher survival rates on average than those who started treatment at other centers.
Precise diagnosis of your specific leukemia
For the best results, it’s essential to identify the exact characteristics of your disease. Even within one type of leukemia, there may be so many possible chromosomal abnormalities that the condition is really a group of related diseases, not a single disease.
Deep knowledge of complex treatment choices
Acute leukemias require complicated, intensive treatment protocols. Chronic leukemias may require care indefinitely. SCCA doctors have the latest knowledge about your particular condition, the best treatment strategies and methods to monitor your response.
Leukemia research to advance treatment
Our specialists are not only familiar with the latest leukemia research, they often lead this research themselves. Better scientific understanding of the chromosomal and molecular details is improving our ability to target therapies to you.
Your personal team includes an oncologist who specializes in leukemia, nurse case manager and team coordinator. Additional experts who specialize in treating people with cancer will be involved if you need them — experts like an infectious disease doctor, pulmonologist, palliative care professional, geneticist, social worker, physical therapist or dietitian.
Ongoing care and support
During and after treatment, your team continues to provide follow-up care on a schedule tailored to you. The SCCA Survivorship Clinic is also here to help you live your healthiest life.
Your leukemia treatment options
Your SCCA team will recommend treatment based on the type of leukemia you have — taking into account the specifics of your disease and other important factors, such as your age, your underlying health, whether you’ve already received treatment and how you responded to any treatment you had.
The most common leukemia treatments are chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant. For some people, taking part in a leukemia clinical study may be the best treatment choice.
Read about specific treatments for the four main types of leukemia in adults.
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment
- Acute myeloid leukemia treatment
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia treatment
- Chronic myeloid leukemia treatment