Patients & Caregivers

Patient and caregiver virtual classes and offerings

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 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. 

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

Upcoming events

Know What Your Doctors Know: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
April 21 and April 26, 2021

Patients and their family members are invited to join a free live webinar hosted by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, focusing on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Topics include: getting a correct diagnosis of CLL, recent advancements in CLL treatment, being one’s own advocate in treatment decisions and supportive care, COVID-19 risks and the safety of vaccines, and improving care through clinical trials. Patients and caregivers will also have the opportunity to participate in a live question-and-answer session with the presenters. This webinar will be offered two times, registration is now open for both April 21 from 10:00 to 11:15 am and April 26 from 4:00 to 5:15 pm.

Register for April 21, 10:00 to 11:15 am

Register for April 26, 4:00 to 5:15 pm

Download Informational Flyer

Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness
June 5, 2021

Join the 15th Annual Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness Virtual event on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 10-11:30 am. This free conference is designed to provide education on wellness after cancer. Patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, families and health care professionals are invited to attend. Keynote speaker Wendy Hammers shares her optimistic story of navigating her way through pancreatic cancer, surviving and thriving, and the glorious life that awaits on the other side of a diagnosis. Other topics include Dynamic Stretching and Strength using Bodyweight with Toshiko Aramaki and Cook for Your Life with Kate Ueland. RSVP at www.fredhutch.org/mbctw. Download flyer to see more. 

Download Informational Flyer

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.

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.

SCCA patient education events

View upcoming SCCA virtual patient education events. 

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.