Supportive care services
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, we know that cancer treatment involves much more than treating your cancer. Our supportive care specialists work in tandem with your care team and can help you when you need it whether it’s relieving pain or getting the best nutrition, to improving your strength and balance or navigating emotional support.
The following are services located at our South Lake Union Clinic. If you are seen at one of our other locations, your care team can help connect you with appropriate resources for your needs.
Following the merger of long-time partners, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the organization was renamed to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. We are an independent, nonprofit organization that also serves as UW Medicine's cancer program.
These clinics are staffed by physicians with support from other team members. Talk to your care team for a referral to one of these clinics, or you may contact the clinic directly.
Cancer Rehabilitation Services are focused on maintaining, restoring and maximizing function and mobility for patients with cancer.
Integrative medicine utilizes mind-body practices, natural products and/or lifestyle modifications alongside conventional cancer treatments.
The Fred Hutch Oncoreproduction Clinic provides patients with information and support regarding fertility preservation.
The Fred Hutch Pain Clinic specializes in managing complex plain related to solid tumors, bone marrow transplant and a variety of hematological conditions.
Supportive and palliative care is available to anyone with a cancer diagnosis and is provided in conjunction with your regular oncology appointments.
For the emotional and psychological part of treatment, Fred Hutch has mental health counselors (psychiatrists and psychologists) available.
The Fred Hutch Survivorship Clinic offers treatment, support, and education after cancer treatment is complete for adults.
We offer many services to help supplement your cancer treatment for you and your family members.
Child life specialists are members of the care team who work to support both pediatric patients and their families, as well as children of adult patients.
Fred Hutch offers temporary medical lodging facilities for our patients and families while receiving treatment at Fred Hutch. We strive to provide access to affordable, peaceful and safe accommodations.
Our dietitians have specialized training and knowledge about nutrition for cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship.
Patient navigators can help you and your family “navigate” through Fred Hutch and provide community resources at any point.
Our physical therapists can help with concerns related to weakness, balance, scar tissue, lymphedema, range of motion and rehabilitation equipment.
Social workers support established patients and their families, as well as new patients for a pre-arrival consultation before their first appointment.
Our spiritual health staff provide respectful, spiritual and emotional care to people of all faiths, including those who identify as nonreligious.
Fred Hutch is very fortunate to have over 200 caring volunteers providing more than 1,600 hours of service annually working with our patients and families. Our dedicated volunteers provide vital practical and social support for our patients and their families in a variety of ways.
Our patient and family resource center provides information and educational materials related to a specific cancer topic, help finding a support group, virtual wig fittings and notary services.
In addition to our clinics and services, we have other supportive care resources available at Fred Hutch and within the community.
Our həliʔil Program focuses working with tribal nations and Indigenous groups to promote lung cancer screening while also identifying the barriers.
Your care team at Fred Hutch welcomes your questions about intimacy and sexuality throughout treatment and will help you get the support you need.
Shine, located just south of the South Lake Union clinic, offers essential oncology products, customized services and guidance, including certified mastectomy, experienced compression garment fitters with philanthropic shopping opportunities and Fred Hutch logo gear.
Support groups are a way to connect with other people going through similar experiences. A support group can help by providing a place to discuss your feelings, share information and talk about coping with cancer.