For many cancer survivors, both the disease and treatment have long-lasting or late-onset effects. Our Fred Hutch Survivorship Program offers support, consultation and education for years after cancer treatment is over. As a member of the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network, we’re part of a nationwide effort to help survivors and their healthcare team understand and manage the medical and psychosocial effects of having cancer and receiving treatment.
The Survivorship Program enables survivors to take an active role in their renewed health and teaches them how to educate their family members and healthcare team about their needs.
We offer a Survivorship Clinic to help survivors understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment, address the chronic effects of cancer and its therapy, provide monitoring recommendations to allow for early identification of treatment-related sequelae and promote health-protective behaviors.
Dr. Baker joined the Survivorship Program as director in February of 2009. He works with pediatric bone marrow transplant patients and also leads the pediatric survivorship program at Seattle Children’s.
Ms. Ballard is a project manager for the Survivorship Program. She manages research studies for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.
Ms. Bartell is the project coordinator for outreach activities and events for the Survivorship Program.
Dr. Bhatt is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist. He is an expert in cancer survivorship and cares for adult long-term survivors of pediatric cancer and transplantation.
Dr. Chow serves as the co-director of the Survivorship Program. He sees pediatric cancer survivors at Seattle Children’s and also adult long-term survivors of pediatric cancer at Fred Hutch.
Ms. Jenssen is a clinical research coordinator for the Survivorship Program.
Ms. Loacker joined the Survivorship Program in March of 2009. She creates the patient treatment summaries and supports the nurse practitioners by providing lab and test results.
Ms. Morgan works with survivors of all cancer types through the Survivorship Clinic, developing cancer surveillance plans to support long-term health. Living with a cancer diagnosis, regardless of the type of disease, is a complex life experience.
Ms. Rajotte began her work with the Center in 2005. As Program Operations Director, her work includes writing grant applications, launching new clinical services and collaborating with other organizations.
Our research examines and addresses the long- and short-term physical, psychological, social and economic effects of cancer and its treatment, from studying the long-term cardiovascular effects of cancer treatment to examining the factors that determine emotional adjustment and quality of life.
As part of our research program, all patients entering survivorship care complete survivorship questionnaires about their physical, emotional and medical experiences. We use these surveys to determine eligible survivors and invite them to participate in research projects.
Fred Hutch is enrolling children as well as parents and caregivers to a study to learn more about the returned to school after a bone marrow transplant. the goal is to use the information to develop resources to make the transition back to school easier.
Contact: Kari Jenssen, Study Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Hutch is recruiting young adult cancer survivors to a study to learn more about the impact of cancer therapy on employment and work-related quality of life.
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Since 2008, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA has been a safe, comfortable place for participants to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.
During the 12-week program, participants meet twice a week for 90 minutes. They use traditional exercise methods to ease back into fitness and help maintain a healthy weight. Topics include:
Participants also learn about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthful habits after the program has ended.
American Cancer Society
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Cancer Hope Network
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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship
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