If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer, you're probably thinking hard about what to do next. Educating yourself about cancer and understanding the various treatment options that are explained on these pages is a good start. However, your most important decision is selecting where to get your cancer treated.
Studies have shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. That's why your first choice in a treatment center needs to be the right one. Patients who begin their treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere. Not only can you expect the best standard of care available, patients at SCCA have access to advanced therapies and treatments being explored in the several ongoing clinical trials for stomach cancer conducted at SCCA's parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.
The doctors and specialists at SCCA are among the best in the nation and have access to the latest therapies and treatments for stomach cancer. Patients at SCCA are taken care of by nurses who specialize in stomach cancer and other digestive diseases, and by a group of doctors and specialists who meet regularly to discuss a patient's options.