Your team will include a transplant oncologist (sometimes called an “attending physician”) and a registered nurse who specializes in blood and marrow transplant. At some visits, you might see an advanced practice provider or a registered dietitian. A team coordinator schedules your visits.
If you have complications or side effects during your engraftment and recovery, we can call in other Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center specialists to help. For example, if you have skin, heart or digestive issues, we might call in a dermatologist, cardiologist or gastroenterologist.
We also have experts who can help you with dental care, pain services, physical therapy, Child Life Services and integrative medicine. Supportive care providers, such as psychologists or social workers, are available if you need them. If you or your family members do not speak English, we can arrange for specially-trained medical interpreter services.