At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, we understand that surveillance and survivorship are equally important as cancer treatment for our patients. Our Sarcoma Surveillance Clinic and Sarcoma Survivorship Clinic offer post-treatment care specific to your needs by providers who specialize in sarcoma surveillance and survivorship.
The Fred Hutch Sarcoma Surveillance Clinic offer resources and monitoring for patients who have completed their sarcoma treatment. This includes routine follow-up exams and scan review, which is important in order to detect possible early signs of sarcoma recurrence or metastatic disease. The frequency of your visits will depend on your surveillance plan.
The Sarcoma Surveillance Clinic is designed for patients who have completed treatment for sarcoma. The frequency of your visits will depend on your surveillance plan.
The Sarcoma Surveillance Clinic is available to Fred Hutch sarcoma patients who are transitioning to surveillance.
Patients wanting to transfer their care would first be scheduled at our Sarcoma Clinic and then subsequently referred to the Sarcoma Surveillance Clinic.
The Sarcoma Surveillance clinic is tailored to meet individual patients’ needs and offers the following services:
Supportive care services include integrative medicine, which includes acupuncture, as well as many other services such as psychiatry and nutrition.
Learn more about Supportive Care Services
The Surveillance Clinic is located in the Fred Hutch Wellness Center. You can expect the same type of visit as in the fourth floor Sarcoma Clinic. For directions and other information on the Wellness Center.
— Jennifer S. Hamilton, PA-C
The time after cancer treatment can be confusing as you adjust to your new normal. To help patients with this transition, we created the survivorship clinic. This is a one-time clinic visit where patients can chat with a sarcoma specialist about supporting health after sarcoma treatment, returning to physical activities and learning about possible late effects of sarcoma treatment.
The Sarcoma Survivorship Clinic is available to Fred Hutch sarcoma patients who are transitioning to survivorship.
Patients who are seeking a one-time survivorship visit to receive a care plan and then continue treatment with their current provider can be scheduled with the Sarcoma Survivorship Clinic. A telehealth visit is available. Patients wanting to transfer their long-term care would first be scheduled at our Sarcoma Clinic and then subsequently referred to the Sarcoma Survivorship Clinic.
Your survivorship visit may cover the following topics:
The Sarcoma Surveillance and Survivorship Clinic team is made up of experts from a variety of specialties within Fred Hutch.
GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) Support International is a volunteer organization that promotes educational activities and accepts contributions to support development of patient education programs with the hope that they will be useful to others dealing with this disease.
The Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation’s mission is to empower patients with information and support, fund groundbreaking LMS research and provide a bridge between patients and researchers to collaborate on finding a cure.
The National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation is an organization that strives to gather a patients, scientists, patient advocates and physicians to learn more about this rare disease. Within the NLMSF, the LMS Research Roundtable organizes leading-edge research in this area and strives to innovate the ways that this disease is treated.
The EHE (Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma) Foundation, founded in 2015, is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to pursuing effective treatment for EHE and supporting EHE patients and their families.
The Life Raft Group’s mission is to enhance the survival and quality of life for people living with GIST through patient-powered research, education and empowerment and global advocacy efforts.