Receiving a cancer diagnosis and beginning to make treatment decisions can be overwhelming and frustrating. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is dedicated to making the diagnostic and treatment process for patients as accessible and stress-free as possible. For some patients, the impact of potential treatments on fertility is a foremost concern. This past October, SCCA launched a new Oncoreproductive Clinic to provide fertility and reproductive health support, resources and services for newly diagnosed patients.
The Oncoreproductive Clinic is intended to increase accessibility for patients and focus on providing key information during what can be a stressful time. Its services included egg freezing, embryo freezing and genetic testing. The clinic staff are reproductive endocrinologists specializing in fertility and cancer treatment.
“We have been taking care of patients at the university, but it can be hard for them to move between two different facilities, seeing several doctors and running back and forth,” said SCCA and UW Medicine director of the new clinic and reproductive endocrinology and infertility Dr. Genevieve Neal-Perry. “It’s really about helping our patients on site so we can reduce their stress and provide seamless care.”
Additional information about the new clinic and SCCA is available online.