At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, we surround you with experts who focus completely on cancer. A handful of people make up the core of your care team. You will have a hematologist-oncologist and a registered nurse who specialize in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) — or the closely related condition small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), if this is your diagnosis. At some visits, you might see an advanced practice provider. Most patients get part of their treatment from infusion ;nurses. A patient care coordinator will schedule your visits.
Others join your team based on your personal needs. If you need a blood or marrow transplant, we have experts in this form of treatment. If you get a new health issue that might affect your cancer treatment, we call in the right experts. For example, if infections become a problem for you, we might call in an infectious disease doctor. We have specialists based at Fred Hutch who know how to handle the issues that matter for people with cancer.
Supportive care providers are also here to help. You may see Fred Hutch dietitians, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers and others. All of us specialize in caring for people during and after cancer.