Breast Cancer Care

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Seattle Cancer Care AllianceThe UW Medicine breast cancer team consists of nationally recognized ​healthcare professionals with extensive clinical knowledge and surgical expertise to prevent and treat cancers. This multidisciplinary team, led by UW Physicians, offers personalized treatment plans based on the type and stage of disease, and each patient's genetics, life circumstances, and other factors unique to the individual.

UW Medicine breast oncologists treat patients at UW Medical Center and the ​Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), a cooperative alliance of UW Medicine, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's. Breast cancer patients at UW Medicine can expect to have a team of healthcare professionals who work collaboratively to find the best comprehensive approach for each individual.​

​​Where You Will Be Seen

Deciding on where to receive treatment is the most important decision a patient with cancer will make. Studies have shown that patients who begin their treatment at a top regional cancer center have better outcomes than those who start their treatment elsewhere.

Patients will be seen at UW Medicine Women’s Health Care Center​, located at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt​ or SCCA Breast Clinic​, depending upon their specific cancer diagnosis or suspected diagnosis. Rest assured that our goal is to have you seen by the right people in the right place for your specific circumstance.

If you have already been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may also self-refer by calling the SCCA's Patient Intake Office at 206.288.SCCA (7222).

​Comprehensive Team

Many of our patients have breast cancers requiring coordination by multiple healthcare professionals. We focus on integrated, patient-centered care to maximize quality of life and opportunity for cure. Our team includes experts from breast and surgical oncology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, social work, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, psychiatry and pain medicine all working together to provide the best possible care.

Many patients may also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. These trials broaden patients’ treatment options to include the latest and most innovative therapies.

Standard Treatment

Most women who have breast cancer will be treated with surgery, chemotherap​y, or radiation, or some combination of these:

​​Breast Cancer Providers​