Support and Self Care

Support Network at Fred Hutch

Your health care team is just one part of the support network you’ll find here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has extensive resources to help our patients, families, and caregivers take better care of themselves and each other.

Patient and Family Resource Center

Our is a welcoming place with free self-help resources — computers with Internet connections, printers, copiers, fax machines, and a lending library of books and videos. Staff can notarize documents for you and assist with research. We also provide assistance with wig fittings.

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Patient Navigators

Our caring and culturally sensitive patient navigators help people affected by cancer navigate through Fred Hutch and community resources.

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Emotional and Spiritual Support

To help you and your family through this challenging time, we can connect you with:

  • Support groups
  • Social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Mental health counselors
  • Sexual health 
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Looking and Feeling Good

Get help with looking and feeling your best from the Shine cancer-specialty store, located in South Lake Union. We can connect you with programs that sell or give away wigs and head coverings and offer makeup and skin care consultations. We also have information to help you cope with side effects.

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Diets and Food Safety

Cancer treatments put patients at an increased risk for infection. By following safe food practices, you can reduce your risk. 

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Caring For Caregivers

Use our tips for caregivers to stay resilient and healthy while caring for a loved one with cancer.

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