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Cancer Screening Guidelines, (pdf)
2012 Cancer Annual Report, (pdf)
Main Hospital Number
206-364-0500

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877-NWH-HOSP
877-694-4677

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911

Seattle Breast Center
206-368-1749



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Resources

The Seattle Breast Center at Northwest Hospital encourages patients to learn more about breast cancer.

Northwest Hospital Resources

    Support Groups & Classes - Visit our Support Groups and Special Events sections to learn more about the support groups and classes offered in partnership with Cancer Lifeline on the hospital campus

    Clinical Nurse Specialist - Please call 206-368-1608 with questions or for more information on Northwest Hospital cancer care programs and resources.

    Lymphedema Program - Located in the Center for Medical Rehabilitation, the Lymphedema Program is a specialty program designed to decrease the risk of infection and reduce swelling of body parts following a cancer diagnosis. Therapy includes lymphatic mobilization; compression bandaging, exercise, and skin care with the goal of learning self-management techniques. Treatment is provided by licensed Occupational and Physical Therapists, who are specially trained in Lymphedema management. More information is available by calling 206-368-1769.

    Wig Bank - The Seattle Breast Center offers free wigs and hats to all cancer patients. The wigs are provided through private donations and are washed and styled by the Shoreline Community College Cosmetology students. The wig bank is self-service and drop-hours are 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. More information is available by calling 206.368.1608.

    Prosthetic Resources - The Seattle Breast Center offers free breast prosthesis to all cancer patients. Breast prostheses are provided through private donations. More information is available by calling 206-368-1608.

    Patient Education Room - The Seattle Breast Center offers a resource library, located near our reception desk that includes educational information on breast health and cancer. The room can also be used for small meetings and patient/physician meetings.

Other Resources - In addition to the information and resources provided on this site, there are books and other breast cancer Web sites that may be useful to you and your family. Keep in mind that no information should replace your doctorís advice or medical treatment.

    RadiologyInfo.com: Radiologic Society of North America’s website features general patient information site and frequently asked questions.

    Imaginis: General information for patients about mammography.

    FDA Online guide for Mammography Consumers: General mammography information for patients including FDA Consumer Mammography-related articles.

    MEDLINE Mammography: Up-to-date news and information on Mammography plus links to other useful sites and resources.

    American Cancer Society: This site has basic cancer information and details about breast cancer. ACS programs and special events as well as recent news about breast cancer are also available here.

    NCCN Guidelines for patients: National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s website offering guidelines for patients with breast cancer.

    National Cancer Institute Breast Information: The National Cancer Institute’s website providing information on all forms of cancer.

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering: This New York- based cancer center’s website offers information on breast anatomy, screening, diagnosis, and breast cancer treatment.

    Susan G. Komen Foundation: Information about the Komen foundation and its efforts to support breast cancer research. Find out more about the organization’s annual fundraising event, the Race for the Cure.

    Oncolink: Find out about clinical trials and review regularly updated news about breast cancer on this site.

    Facing Our Risk: This web site is for women who have a high hereditary risk for breast cancer. It addresses the issues around family history and genetic status in relation to detection and treatment.

 

 
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