Cancer Education

What Is Cancer?
Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells multiply at an uncontrollable rate. These cells also may invade surrounding tissue and travel to distant sites in the body by means of the lymph system and blood stream.

    Emmi Patient Education Information

  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • Getting the flu vaccine

Appearance and Cancer 
This free service for Virginia Mason patients is designed for participants experiencing appearance changes due to cancer treatment or specific illness. The 60-minute consultation covers practical suggestions for hair loss, skin care, clothing choices and more. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (206) 625-7373, ext. 64417. 

Free & Clear®
This step-by-step tobacco cessation program helps you to eliminate the triggers that signal the urge to light up or chew tobacco. Contact Free & Clear at (800) 292-2336.

Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment
Up to 10 percent of all cancers are related to inherited factors. Virginia Mason offers hereditary cancer risk assessment for some types of cancer.

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