Patients & Caregivers

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.

All in-person classes and events are temporarily canceled

For your safety, we have temporarily canceled all in-person classes and events. This includes transplant and nutrition classes, yoga, gong bath meditation, crafts, and other patient groups that meet at SCCA and our housing facilities. 

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. 

For updated information on COVID-19 as it relates to our clinics and community, please view here

Relaxing and getting support

Therapeutic yoga - currently cancelled due to COVID-19

Therapeutic yoga uses gentle and mindful movement, breathing, sound and meditation to nourish and replenish the mind and body. Relaxation and stress reduction techniques are taught and practiced. Patients, caregivers and survivors are all welcome for this class. 

When and where: Every Monday from 9:30 to 10:45 am and every Thursday from 12:30 to 1:45 pm in room 3100 on the 3rd floor of the SCCA South Lake Union clinic.

Crafts and conversation/knitting - currently cancelled due to COVID-19

Learn how to knit or expand your knitting skills and get to know other patients, caregivers, and wonderful volunteers. Knitting needles and yarn are provided.

When: Every Tuesday from 1 to 3 pm.

Where: Main lobby at the SCCA South Lake Union clinic

Labyrinth walk - currently cancelled due to COVID-19

Walking an ancient spiritual path helps promote relaxation, meditation, enrichment, and spiritual and personal healing.

When: First Monday of month from 1:15 to 4 pm, third Monday of the month from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.

Where: Rooms 1006/1008 at the SCCA South Lake Union clinic

Support groups

Support groups provide a place for cancer patients, family members, and caregivers to discuss their feelings, share information, and talk about coping.

Learn more about support groups

Practical matters

Food safety during cancer treatment

Sessions are geared to people with decreased immunity due to illness or cancer treatment, who are at increased risk for foodborne illness. Guidelines for safe food handling, from grocery shopping to food preparation and storage are discussed. Safety hints for eating outside the home are also provided. Advance registration with your team coordinator or scheduler is encouraged. For more information, call Medical Nutrition Therapy at (206) 606-1148. Read more about food safety.

When: Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: First floor, Rooms 1006/1008 at the SCCA South Lake Union clinic

Managing care at home for transplant patients

Ask your health care team about attending this class if you are having a transplant. Prior registration with your team coordinator or scheduler is encouraged.

When: Check the Events Calendar above

Where: Room 1006/1008 at the SCCA South Lake Union clinic

For more information, call Patient & Family Education at (206) 606-1033.

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

Community resources

Cancer Lifeline

Cancer Lifeline provides emotional support, resources, classes, and exercise programs to support people at all stages of their cancer process. Open to patients, survivors, families, friends, co-workers, and caregivers. Available in the Puget Sound region and 16 western Washington counties.

Visit Cancer Lifeline

Cancer Pathways

Cancer Pathways, formerly known as Gilda's Club Seattle, provides meeting places where men, women, and children living with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build emotional, social, and educational support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Cancer Pathways offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops, and social events in a homelike setting.

Visit Cancer Pathways

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

If you have information to add to our Calendar of Events or support information, contact the Patient & Family Resource Center at (206) 606-2082.