Category Archives: General

United Luv Project Donates iPads to SCCA

The Eaton family recently visited SCCA to donate 20 iPads, a gift from the United Luv Project, which was started by brothers Ryan and Dallas Eaton. The iPads will be available for patients’ use in the clinic and at the SCCA House. Soon after being diagnosed with sarcoma in 2011, Ryan Eaton began spending a […]

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The 12th Man at SCCA

If you live in Seattle or are a football fan, you’ve likely heard of the “12th man” as a reference to the impact fans can have on the team’s performance. In football, teams are allowed a maximum of 11 players per team on the field, so the fans serve as the 12th player, and their […]

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The Pros and Cons of Bilateral Mastectomies

Over the last ten years, there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of women who are requesting bilateral mastectomies, both as a treatment and preventive option for breast cancer. In the video below, Patient Power’s Andrew Schorr discusses the pros and cons of double mastectomies with SCCA’s Dr. Kristine Calhoun, a surgeon who specializes […]

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Outsmarting This Year’s Flu Bug

If this year plays out like most, next month should start to see the peak of the annual flu season. However, recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that this year’s flu vaccine is missing about half of the key strains that are currently circulating. Specifically, the CDC found that 52 percent […]

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Flu Season is Here. Are You Ready?

The cold and flu season is upon us, and efforts to protect patients from catching a viral infection have been underway at SCCA for months. Seasonal  flu most commonly peaks between December and February, and cancer increases the risk of developing complications from a typical flu virus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that […]

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