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The Seattle Breast Center at Northwest Hospital encourages patients to learn
more about breast cancer.
Northwest Hospital Resources
Support Groups & Classes - Visit our Support
Groups and Special Events
sections to learn more about the support groups and classes offered in partnership
with Cancer Lifeline on the hospital campus
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Please call 206-368-1608
with questions or for more information on Northwest Hospital cancer care programs
Lymphedema Program -
Located in the Center for Medical Rehabilitation, the Lymphedema Program is
a specialty program designed to decrease the risk of infection and reduce swelling
of body parts following a cancer diagnosis. Therapy includes lymphatic mobilization;
compression bandaging, exercise, and skin care with the goal of learning self-management
techniques. Treatment is provided by licensed Occupational and Physical Therapists,
who are specially trained in Lymphedema management. More information is available
by calling 206-368-1769.
Wig Bank - The Seattle Breast Center offers free
wigs and hats to all cancer patients. The wigs are provided through private
donations and are washed and styled by the Shoreline Community College Cosmetology
students. The wig bank is self-service and drop-hours are 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. More information
is available by calling 206.368.1608.
Prosthetic Resources - The Seattle Breast Center
offers free breast prosthesis to all cancer patients. Breast prostheses are
provided through private donations. More information is available by calling
Patient Education Room - The Seattle Breast Center
offers a resource library, located near our reception desk that includes educational
information on breast health and cancer. The room can also be used for small
meetings and patient/physician meetings.
Other Resources - In addition to the information and resources provided on this site, there are books and other breast cancer Web sites that may be useful to you and your family. Keep in mind that no information should replace your doctorís advice or medical treatment.
Radiologic Society of North America’s website features general patient
information site and frequently asked questions.
General information for patients about mammography.
Mammography Today: The Food and Drug Administration mammography guide for
patients (PDF format).
Online guide for Mammography Consumers: General mammography information
for patients including FDA Consumer Mammography-related articles.
Mammography: Up-to-date news and information on Mammography plus links to
other useful sites and resources.
Cancer Society: This site has basic cancer information and details about
breast cancer. ACS programs and special events as well as recent news about
breast cancer are also available here.
Guidelines for patients: National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s website
offering guidelines for patients with breast cancer.
Cancer Institute Breast Information: The National Cancer Institute’s
website providing information on all forms of cancer.
Sloan-Kettering: This New York- based cancer center’s website offers
information on breast anatomy, screening, diagnosis, and breast cancer treatment.
Susan G. Komen Foundation:
Information about the Komen foundation and its efforts to support breast cancer
research. Find out more about the organization’s annual fundraising event,
the Race for the Cure.
Find out about clinical trials and review regularly updated news about breast
cancer on this site.
Our Risk: This web site is for women who have a high hereditary risk for
breast cancer. It addresses the issues around family history and genetic status
in relation to detection and treatment.