Fred Hutch Survivorship Clinic
P.O. Box 19024, Mailstop LF-261
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Cancer and its treatment can result in some potentially long-lasting or late-onset effects. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic addresses various problems cancer survivors may face after therapy ends. These include pain, fatigue, fear of recurrence, living with uncertainty, neuropathy, lymphedema, bone loss, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, memory issues, and future cancer risk.
During your visit, our medical staff will talk with you about how to assess and manage late complications or issues you may be experiencing, and develop a plan to support your future health.
The Fred Hutch Survivorship Clinic offers expert assistance to those transitioning from active treatment to day-to-day living as a cancer survivor.
Regardless of whether you were treated for cancer at Fred Hutch or at another medical facility, you can meet with our providers and receive a Survivorship Care Plan, which contains resources and support information particular to your needs.
Survivorship Clinic staff do not provide surveillance for cancer recurrence. Your oncologist will continue to keep watch for this. During your Survivorship Clinic visit we will:
Depending on your preference and personal situation, you may either receive annual follow-ups in the Survivorship Clinic or return to your primary care provider.
After an initial appointment at the Survivorship Clinic at Fred Hutch, you will receive a Survivorship Care Plan as well as a Survivorship Notebook of patient resources. This document lists all the treatment and medical information that is pertinent to your diagnosis and any possible after effects you may experience. We’ll tailor information to your specific needs to help you understand your risks and how to best manage them.
This educational notebook was created to help you organize and learn about keeping yourself healthy long into the future. It includes information on how you can maintain your health and help prevent future cancer and other illnesses, as well as a list of resources.
The knowledge gained from reviewing your cancer treatment can help you understand your future health risks. We have experts available to assist and educate you regarding your risks and how to prevent and manage them. We can also address current physical or social survivorship concerns you may be facing as a result of your treatment.
Most insurance plans consider this a necessary visit for individuals who have received treatment for cancer. Prior to coming in for an appointment, we recommend that you check with your insurance company to review your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses. A Patient Financial Services representative from Fred Hutch is available to provide counseling for those with concerns.
We provide an individualized Treatment Summary and Survivorship Care Plan. This includes an evaluation and information on the prevention of the late effects of your cancer and cancer treatment, recommendations and resources for dealing with long-term effects, and suggestions for healthy lifestyle behaviors. Copies of the treatment summary, survivorship care plan, and any recommendations made during the appointment are shared with your health care team, including your oncologist and primary care provider. We will work in partnership with these providers to make sure your survivorship needs are being met. We do not provide testing for recurrence of your cancer; this care will continue to be provided by your oncologist.
We do not provide surveillance for recurrence of your cancer. This care will continue to be provided by your oncologist. We do provide education about late and long-term effects of cancer and recommendations for healthy lifestyle behaviors.
The number of appointments you will have depends on your preference. Your personal situation will be discussed with you during your initial appointment.
The Fred Hutch Survivorship Program is dedicated to providing education and support to patients and family members.