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You Play One Of The Most Vital Roles In Patient Care.

We know how hard it can be to care for a loved one with cancer. Our Patient Services team is happy to help you find resources in your efforts to provide care. Please call her at (206) 306-2028. We also offer ways to connect with other patients, as well as with survivors. Our Patient Resources page on this website has many resources that might help you, too.

Our partner, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, has a Patient & Family Resource Center that includes information on different types of cancers, treatments, coping with cancer, supportive care, and survivorship issues. It also features a community bulletin board with information on lectures, classes and support groups, a lending library, computer workstations, Internet connection, fax machine, copier and printer.

In addition, Seattle Children’s has a Family Resource Center with reference materials on children’s health, specific conditions, parenting, growth and development, grief and loss, and safety. It also features parent massage, a vending area with free coffee and hot beverages, computer workstations for e-mail and Internet access, laundry, and parent sleeping rooms for intensive care parents.

If your loved one’s medical team has recommended proton therapy and you live outside the Seattle area, we realize you will likely be assisting in the planning associated with traveling for treatment. SCCA Proton Therapy Center has a concierge available to provide you with details on housing and transportation, answer questions about the area and provide other personalized assistance as needed. 

On our Caregivers Frequently Asked Questions page you will find answers to questions such as “How should I act?” and “What if I can’t cope?” 

First Aid for Cancer Patients

Pacific Medical Training

Local patient support and advocacy groups

Cancer Lifeline, Northwest Hospital
(206) 297-2100
www.cancerlifeline.org

Candlelighters of Western Washington
(206) 624-9989
www.candlelighterswa.org

Gilda’s Club Seattle
(206) 709-1400
www.gildasclubseattle.org

SCCA House
(855) 557-0555
www.seattlecca.org/SCCAHouse.cfm

Starlight Children’s Foundation
(425) 861-7827
www.starlight.org/northwest

Us TOO of Seattle
www.ustooinseattle-com.com

Washington State Prostate Cancer Coalition
www.prostatewashington.org

Cancer Articles

10 Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer
https://www.care.com/a/10-ways-to-help-a-friend-with-cancer-1205140129

Thriving as a Caregiver
http://www.empowher.com/caregiving/content/thriving-caregiver-tools-coping-when-loved-one-has-cancer

 

Cancer blogs

 

Blog for a Cure
www.blogforacure.com

Brotherhood of the Balloon
www.protonbob.com/proton-treatment-homepage.asp

Prostate Blog
www.prostateblog.com

Proton therapy resources

National Association for Proton Therapy
www.proton-therapy.org