Stomach cancer overview
You are at the center of everything we do at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Here, we surround you with a team of specialists who work together closely to provide expertly targeted, complete care and compassionate support throughout your treatment and beyond.
We guide you every step of the way, combining our deep clinical expertise in stomach cancer with a commitment to meet your unique needs.
Why choose SCCA?
- Experienced stomach cancer specialists
SCCA patients receive state-of-the-art care from some of the world’s leading doctors. In fact, as a member institution of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, SCCA is home to doctors who help define the national standards for stomach cancer care.
- Comprehensive stomach cancer treatment
Our doctors provide the full spectrum of treatments stomach cancer may require. Based on the unique characteristics of your tumor, your team may recommend surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, all available here.
- Stomach cancer clinical trials
To give you access to the most innovative therapies, SCCA unites the leading researchers and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch and UW Medicine so you can take part in stomach cancer clinical studies not available everywhere.
- Where you’re treated first matters most
Research has shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. Patients who begin treatment at SCCA often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere.
- A national leader in cancer care
SCCA is the leading cancer treatment center in the region and among the top nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report.
- NCI comprehensive cancer center
We are a comprehensive cancer center, a designation from the National Cancer Institute that reflects our scientific leadership and the depth and breadth of our research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Stomach cancer has been declining in the United States for many years, possibly due in part to changes in the American diet. But the disease still affects about 26,000 people a year in this country, and rates are higher in other parts of the world. SCCA offers comprehensive stomach cancer treatment from a team of experts who specialize in gastrointestinal cancers.
SCCA experts offer comprehensive care for stomach cancer, 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.
At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
SCCA was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. For stomach cancer patients, this means more treatment options at SCCA than you might find elsewhere, including the chance to participate in one of many ongoing clinical trials conducted at SCCA and its partner organizations, Fred Hutch and UW Medicine.
There are many resources online for learning about your disease. Health educators at the SCCA Patient and Family Resource Center have compiled a list of trusted sources to help you get started.