Support and Self care
Your health care team is just one part of the support network you’ll find here. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) has extensive resources to help our patients, families, and caregivers take better care of themselves and each other.
Patient and Family Resource Center is a welcoming place with free self-help resources—computers with Internet connections, printers, copiers, fax machines, and a lending library of books and videos. Staff can notarize documents for you and assist with research. We also provide assistance with wig fittings.
Patient navigators: Our caring and culturally sensitive patient navigators help people affected by cancer navigate through SCCA and community resources.
Emotional and spiritual support
To help you and your family through this challenging time, we can connect you with:
- Support groups
- Social workers
- Mental health counselors
- Sexual health
Looking and feeling good
Get help with looking and feeling your best from the Shine cancer-specialty store, located in South Lake Union. We can connect you with programs that sell or give away wigs and head coverings and offer makeup and skin care consultations. We also have information to help you cope with side effects.
Diets and food safety
Cancer treatments put patients at an increased risk for infection. By following safe food practices, you can reduce your risk.
Classes and events
We offer many ways to learn, including classes and events.
Caring for caregivers
Use our tips for caregivers to stay resilient and healthy while caring for a loved one with cancer.