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Patients & Caregivers

Patient and caregiver education classes and events

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) offers wellness classes and programs to support patients and caregivers in all aspects of living with cancer.

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All in-person classes and events are temporarily canceled

For your safety, we have temporarily canceled all SCCA in-person classes and events.

We encourage you to visit our YouTube channel, which hosts a variety of cancer related videos including transplant and nutrition classes, how-to care for your central line, mind-body relaxation exercises and more. You can download education documents, including information on how to cope during this time, on this SCCA website. 

Patient education events

If you have any questions about an upcoming or past patient education event, please reach out to Ritu Shriyan at

Past patient education events

Below are past patient education events sponsored or supported by SCCA. Materials from the events are provided in case you missed an event but want to learn more.

Bladder cancer

Updates in Bladder and Urinary Tract Cancers for Patients and their Loved Ones

March 6, 2021

Link to event recording

Breast cancer

2017 Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Video presentations from the Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference are available for viewing, courtesy of Komen Puget Sound.



2021 NW Melanoma Symposium

Video presentation from the program is available for viewing.

View presentation

2019 NW Melanoma Symposium

Video presentations from the program are available for viewing.

Part 1

Part 2

2018 NW Melanoma Symposium

Video presentations from the program are available for viewing.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

2017 NW Melanoma Symposium

Video presentations from the symposium as well as PDF downloads of the presentation content is available for viewing. 

Part 1

Part 2

SCCA Survivorship Clinic


2017 Survivorship Conference: Confluence Health

"Moving beyond cancer to wellness"

View Presentation Slides

View Past Survivorship Conference Presentations

Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia

2018 Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia Patient Education Program

Video presentations from the program are available for viewing as well as PDF downloads of the presentation content: 

Andrew Cowan, MD, Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia 101

Steven Treon, MD, PhD, Genomic and Treatment Advances in WM

B. Jane Distad, MD, Neuropathy in WM

Kate Ueland, MS, RD, Supporting a Healthy Immune System Through Food

Community events and classes

For information or questions regarding local and national support organizations, groups, and retreats, contact the Patient & Family Resource Center at or (206) 606-2081.

Community events

CancerCare Connect Education Workshops

CancerCare provides free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

Register for Upcoming Workshops

Triage Cancer Webinars

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through free events, materials, and resources.

Register for Upcoming Webinars

Cancer and Careers Virtual Conferences and Webinars

Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

Register for Upcoming Events

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link Webinar, Podcast and Lunch & Learn Programs

The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLINK) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving individuals before, during, and after a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.

View Upcoming Programs

Wellness resources

Food safety during cancer treatment

This class is geared towards transplant patients and some general oncology patients with decreased immunity due to illness or cancer treatment. The class includes guidelines for safe food handling, from grocery shopping to food preparation and storage are discussed.  Immunosuppressed diet guidelines and information on maximizing intake of safe foods are also reviewed. Safety hints for eating outside the home are also provided. Contact your team dietitian for a one-on-one nutrition consult.

Learn more about SCCA Medical Nutrition Therapy Services

This class is pre-recorded and can be found on the SCCA Patient Education YouTube page, under “Food Safety."

Attend the class virtually

Managing care at home for transplant patients

This class is held virtually for transplant patients and their families. If you are a transplant patient, contact your Team Coordinator to sign up for this class on Zoom.

Managing Care at Home is held weekly on Tuesdays, from 1-2pm. Classes on Zoom are live and give you the opportunity to ask the instructor questions, just like an in-person class.

If you have any problems accessing the videos or written material for this class, please call Transition Services at (206) 606-7008.

Stop smoking

SCCA’s Living Tobacco Free services uses proven techniques to help people quit smoking. It’s never too late.

Learn more about living tobacco free

Look Good Feel Better Live!

Look Good Feel Better Live! virtual workshops provide valuable information and connection for women undergoing cancer treatment. This online experience offers live instruction and tips for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during one-hour, online workshops. 

Learn More

Cancer Legal Resource Center

The Cancer Legal Resource Center provides information, outreach programs and community activities to educate and support cancer patients their families. This organization also provides information for healthcare professionals and advocates on matters like maintaining employment through treatment, accessing healthcare and government benefits, taking medical leave, and estate planning.

Learn More