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What to Expect as a Patient at SCI

At the Swedish Cancer Institute, your team of specialists will collaborate to create a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. A care coordination team also will work with you every step of the way to help make appointments, answer your questions and take care of even the smallest details. 

We are committed to this approach because we know this can be an overwhelming time and we want your treatment to be as seamless as possible.

We also want your treatment to be as effective as possible, and we believe SCI has an edge here. As one of the leading clinical trial sites in the West, SCI can offer patients some of the newest breast cancer treatments in the nation.

We are involved in hundreds of trials of cancer drugs and novel treatment approaches. This means our patients often have access to new, promising medications and procedures before they’re widely available elsewhere.

Supportive Care Services at SCI

SCI understands that a breast cancer diagnosis goes well beyond medical treatment. We know that patients and their families also have mental and spiritual needs, and that they need to feel safe and cared for.

At SCI, you will find a compassionate community and many helping hands to guide you on your journey. We take the extra step to support patients and their families through:

  • Survivorship: Many of our patients wonder what the future will bring. We help them continue their journey and embrace what’s next.

  • Palliative Care & Symptom Management: Our Palliative care specialists offer the support you need to manage pain and feel better. Palliative care specialists frequently join a patient’s care team early in treatment. Palliative care is not the same as hospice care, which is provided near the end of life.

We support the emotional well-being of our patients and their families through many highly popular programs. They include:

Watch this video to learn more about breast cancer resources in the community and at SCI.