Patients & Caregivers

Patient education

The following are documents produced by SCCA's Patient Education Group.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Q&A
COVID-19 Q&A

We understand that as patients at SCCA, you may have some questions about COVID-19. We’ve answered some frequently asked questions in this document.

COVID and Cancer
COVID and Cancer

Undergoing cancer treatment can be challenging under the best of circumstances. For people living with cancer, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced additional challenges and concerns, including worry about COVID-19 exposure, possible changes to or delays in anticipated treatment, and other stressors.

Housing and COVID-19: How we’re keeping you safe
Housing and COVID-19: How we’re keeping you safe

SCCA House and Pete Gross House staff are working closely with our Infection Prevention team to protect residents from the spread of COVID-19.

How to Use a Cloth Face Covering
How to Use a Cloth Face Covering

Read information on how to put on a cloth face covering. 

Mind-Body Relaxation Resources
Mind-Body Relaxation Resources

Research suggests that mind-body medicine as a daily practice reduces the physical and emotional effects of the stress hormones and that this helps us to sleep better and stay healthier during times of increased stress.

Healthy Sleep Habits
Healthy Sleep Habits

Sleeping well on a regular basis is important for your health. By practicing a few good habits, you can improve the quality of your sleep. Use this document as a guide to create your own sleep routine.

Boredom Busters: Things to do while you’re home
Boredom Busters: Things to do while you’re home

This document includes online activities to help you fill the days while you are staying safe at home.

Caregiver

Caregiver Guide
Caregiver Guide

Being a caregiver is one of the most important—and loving—things you can do for someone. This document offers advice for those taking care of someone undergoing cancer treatment.

Central line

Care of Central Line for Adults
Care of Central Line for Adults

A central venous catheter, also called a central line, is used to administer medication or fluids for a long period of time, often several weeks or more. This document covers the basic care and maintenance of the catheter as well as troubleshooting various problems that might arise.

Care of Central Line for Pediatric Patients
Care of Central Line for Pediatric Patients

This document is for parents who are administering a central line for their child. It covers basic care and maintenance of the central line as well as troubleshooting various problems that might arise.

Immunotherapy Clinic

CAR T-Cell Overview
CAR T-Cell Overview

This document provides an overview of cellular immunotherapy at SCCA.

New patients

SCCA Patient Resource Guide
SCCA Patient Resource Guide

The SCCA Patient Resource Guide is a 36-page PDF document that provides information for new patients and caregivers on preparing for your appointment, important phone numbers, maps, amenities and more. 

Housing Information
Housing Information

This document includes information about where to stay in Seattle during your treatment at SCCA.

Supportive Care Services
Supportive Care Services

This document describes some of the many support services here at SCCA, including Housing, Medical Nutrition Therapy,  Palliative Care, Physical Therapy, the Survivorship Clinic, Volunteer Services and more.

Patient care manuals

Medical Oncology at UWMC-Northwest Hospital
Medical Oncology at UWMC-Northwest Hospital

This document is aimed at cancer patients and their caregivers who are getting treatment at SCCA Medical Oncology at UWMC-Northwest Hospital and includes information such as coping with and managing symptoms, dietary guidelines, survivorship and more.

General Oncology Program Patient Care Manual
General Oncology Program Patient Care Manual

This document is aimed at cancer patients and their caregivers who are getting treatment at SCCA. It includes information such as coping with and managing symptoms, dietary guidelines, survivorship and more.

Support for children

Helping Children Cope When Someone They Love has Cancer
Helping Children Cope When Someone They Love has Cancer

This document describes how to discuss cancer with children of various ages.

Helping Children Cope with A Loved One's Death
Helping Children Cope with A Loved One's Death

This document describes how to discuss death and grief with children of various ages and the available resources and services.

Surgery

Guide to Your Surgery
Guide to Your Surgery

Here's a general outline of what to expect for surgery, including checklists, dietary guidelines before surgery, and more. 

Guide to Your Breast Surgery
Guide to Your Breast Surgery

Here's a general outline of what to expect for surgery, including checklists, dietary guidelines before surgery, and more.

Survivorship

Survivorship Brochure
Survivorship Brochure

The Survivorship Brochure describes the services that the SCCA Survivorship Clinic offers our patients.

Transplant

Preparing for Transplant
Preparing for Transplant

In this introduction, patients and their caregivers and families will learn how to plan and prepare for getting a bone marrow transplant at SCCA.

Allogeneic Transplant Resource Manual
Allogeneic Transplant Resource Manual

The Adult Allogeneic Transplant Manual is a comprehensive resource for patients and caregivers who will be receiving a transplant at SCCA. Detailed information is provided to help patients, caregivers, and family members cope with side effects, prevent infections, and manage home infusions. This manual covers each step of an allogeneic transplant from preparation to long-term follow up and recovery.

Autologous Transplant Resource Manual
Autologous Transplant Resource Manual

The Adult Autologous Transplant Manual is a comprehensive resource for patients and caregivers who will be receiving a transplant at SCCA. Detailed information is provided to help patients, caregivers, and family members cope with side effects, prevent infections, and manage home infusions. This manual covers each step of an autologous transplant from preparation to long-term follow up and recovery.

Pediatric Allogeneic Transplant Resource Manual
Pediatric Allogeneic Transplant Resource Manual

The Pediatric Allogeneic Transplant Manual is a comprehensive resource for families who have a child or teen who will be receiving a allogeneic transplant at SCCA. Feel free to share information in this guide with your child. Older children and teens may want to read it themselves. This manual covers each step of an allogeneic transplant from preparation to long-term follow up and recovery.

Pediatric Autologous Transplant Resource Manual
Pediatric Autologous Transplant Resource Manual

The Pediatric Autologous Transplant Manual is a comprehensive resource for families who have a child or teen who will be receiving a autologous transplant at SCCA. Feel free to share information in this guide with your child. Older children and teens may want to read it themselves. This manual covers each step of an allogeneic transplant from preparation to long-term follow up and recovery.