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Howard L. West, MD

4.7 out of 5

Medical Oncologist

Medical Oncology

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

My primary goal is to provide optimal balance of appropriate, aggressive treament and a good quality of life. This requires individualized plans based on a patients particular goals and medical issues.

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Harvard Medical School
medical school
Brigham and Womens Hospital
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, WA
University of Washington
fellowship, Medical Oncology;

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • adenocarcinoma of lung
  • adrenal neoplasm
  • asbestos lung
  • bladder cancer
  • cancer
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer of mediastinum
  • cancer survivorship
  • carcinoma in situ of penis
  • carcinoma in situ of prostate
  • chest wall tumors
  • egfr mutation
  • endocrine complications of cancer therapy
  • genitourinary cancer genomics
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • large cell cancer of the lung
  • lung cancer
  • lung cancer genomics
  • malignant carcinoid tumor of kidney
  • malignant neoplasm of esophagus
  • malignant neoplasm of penis
  • malignant neoplasm of prostate
  • malignant neoplasm of ureter
  • malignant neoplasm of ureteric orifice
  • malignant tumor of male genital organ
  • malignant tumor of renal pelvis
  • mesothelioma
  • neoplasm of epididymis
  • nephroblastoma
  • non small-cell lung cancer
  • personal history of malignant neoplasm of bladder
  • personal history of malignant neoplasm of epididymis
  • personal history of malignant neoplasm of kidney
  • plasma cell dyscrasia
  • pleural cancer
  • pulmonary metastases
  • queyrats erythroplasia
  • renal cancer
  • rhabdoid tumor of the kidney
  • scrotal tumor
  • secondary malignant neoplasm of genital organs
  • secondary malignant neoplasm of kidney
  • secondary malignant neoplasm of urinary organs
  • seminoma
  • small cell lung cancer
  • teratogen exposure
  • testicular cancer
  • testicular choriocarcinoma
  • testicular mass
  • thymoma
  • thymus cancer
  • transitional cell cancer
  • unknown primary cancer
  • urachal cancer
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  • English

Practice Locations

Howard L. West practices at two locations

Medical Oncology - Swedish Cancer Institute First Hill
1221 Madison Street
Arnold Pavilion, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104
Swedish Cancer Institute Medical Oncology - Ballard
5300 Tallman Avenue Northwest
2 North
Seattle, WA 98107
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating. More About Our Survey

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Howard L. West's Overall Score

4.7 out of 5 from 67 ratings (11 comments)
5 out of 5

Dr. West is very competent, knowledgeable and caring. I believe that he saved my life.

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5 out of 5

This care provider is awesome! He is extremely knowledgeable in his field. In addition to bringing a lot of knowledge and expertise to care, he also shows a lot of concern and compassion for his patients, not only about the status/progression, etc. of their disease, but for their comfort and quality of life as well. I wouldn't want to trust the care of my disease to any other provider!

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4 out of 5

Requested extra time to clear up some issues - that helped.

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4.5 out of 5

Dr West has been my oncologist since I had prostate cancer surgery in 2007. He is always concerned with how I felt and always gave me detailed information as to how I was responding to various treatments.

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5 out of 5

Dr. Jack West has been my oncologist for five+ years. His suggestions on my care has undoubtedly prolonged my life and even more importantly my quality of life. I trust him totally.

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5 out of 5

Dr. West is very good he truly care about his patient.

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4 out of 5

He is close-minded about integrative therapies for cancer which bothers me.

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5 out of 5

I feel very comfortable and confident with Dr. West. He explains everything and listens to my concerns, not just medically but emotionally and personally.

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5 out of 5

Specially when I need time to think about, there are very understanding.

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5 out of 5

Dr. West is great! He is extremely knowledgeable, straight-forward, and always willing to address questions and concerns. I have complete confidence in his care.

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5 out of 5

Dr. West is wonderful.

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