At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, we surround you with experts who focus completely on cancer care. A handful of people make up the core of your care team. You will have a doctor and a registered nurse who are experienced in caring for people with kidney cancer. 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 radiation therapy, we have experts in this form of treatment. If you get a new health issue that might relate to or affect your cancer treatment, we call in others. For example, if you have skin, heart or digestive concerns, we might call in a dermatologist, cardiologist or gastroenterologist. 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 registered dietitians, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers and others. All of them specialize in caring for people during and after cancer treatment.