Advancing Cancer Care
At Providence General Foundation - Everett
Cancer Care Close to Home
One in three people will have cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, thanks to continual advances in diagnosis and treatment, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. A cancer diagnosis can turn the lives of patients and their families upside down, though, as treatment plans often include many months of calendars filled with appointments. Having those appointments close to home, with full access to the latest treatments, innovative technology and cutting-edge research and clinical trials makes the whole process easier and less stressful.
In 2007, Providence opened a $62 million, state-of-the-art facility on our Colby campus designed to provide a full range of outpatient cancer care services to our community. The Providence Regional Cancer Partnership is unique because it offers all aspects of patient care under one roof including chemotherapy, radiation oncology, clinical research, integrative medicine and counseling services. This comprehensive team approach allows each patient to receive a personalized treatment plan from a dedicated group of caregivers devoted to their care.
The Cancer Partnership will invest in the expansion of our clinical services to better meet the needs of the community and give more effective care. These programs include a lung screening program to provide low-dose CT screening to current and former smokers at high risk of developing lung cancer, a navigator program to guide patients through each stage of treatment and improve their experience and a palliative care program to help patients manage their pain and symptoms.
A Customized Cancer Care Plan, Close to Home
As we look to the future, Providence will further enhance care by expanding programs and services and continuing to offer innovative treatments. Our goal is to provide the highest quality, most effective care for our patients.
New Inpatient Unit
Because of donor support, Providence recently opened a new 32-bed inpatient cancer care unit on the 9th floor of the Cymbaluk Medical Tower to provide better outcomes and more privacy for patients and their families
Expanded Clinical Programs & Upgraded Radiation Oncology
The Partnership is continually recognized for the highest levels of excellence in cancer care. As technology and research quickly change, we need to stay at the top of our game with the expansion of our clinical services and continued responsivity to the needs of community.
Providence will invest significantly in our clinical research program to make more clinical trials available to our patients, which provide access to experimental treatments and the latest in cancer care.