Experience World-Class Care Near Home
At Franciscan Cancer Center, we don’t just treat the disease, we take a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to caring for the whole person.
Services We Offer: Cancer Care
Cancer prevention and screening
Cancer prevention programs educate people about risk factors and ways to reduce their risk. Our recommended screenings — from colonoscopy and low-dose lung CT to 3D mammography and more — can detect cancer in its earliest stages, when it is more easily and effectively treated. Screenings for some cancers can detect pre-cancerous growths that can be removed before they develop into cancer.
When searching for a cancer surgeon, it is important to look for someone who specializes in your type of cancer. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons treat every type of cancer and are dedicated to achieving excellent outcomes using the most advanced surgical procedures.
Medical oncologists specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biologic therapy and targeted therapy. Our board-certified oncologists/hematologists offer the region’s most advanced chemotherapy treatments and other types of infusions. At the Infusion Clinic, you can receive treatment close to home.
Delivering precise radiation treatments that target cancer while sparing nearby healthy tissue requires the expertise and experience you’ll find at Highline Cancer Center. Radiation oncologists from Virginia Mason Health System have years of experience using the latest technologies. Comprehensive approaches include:
- Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI)
- Gamma knife radiosurgery
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Linear accelerator (LINAC)
- Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
- RayStation treatment planning system
Cancer care navigation
Our oncology patient navigator provides you with a consistent point of contact who can help you access all the resources you need, answer questions and listen to your concerns. Genetic testing is available through our navigator.
National research and clinical trials
Our patients have access to the latest research and innovations, including leading-edge clinical trials and research, with the chance to receive promising new therapies. Highline Cancer Center provides access to dozens of clinical trials and has expanded its ability to connect doctors and patients with the latest research through its connection to CHI Franciscan’s parent organization, Catholic Health Initiatives and its research arm, the CHI Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI).
Your wellness and recovery may be supported through integrative health and healing arts, including:
- Acupuncture and acupressure
- Art therapy
- Massage therapy and relaxation exercises
- Pet therapy
- Therapeutic music
Other support services
- A dedicated cancer nurse navigator, oncology financial counselors and oncology social worker
- Caregiver resources
- Hair styling and wig services
- Home health services
- Oncology skin care treatment by certified oncology aestheticians
- Palliative care and hospice
- Rehabilitation services
- Support groups
- Survivorship planning
Your Cancer Journey
Why Choose Us for Cancer Care?
Bremerton: Harrison Medical Center
Burien: Highline Cancer Center
Federal Way: St. Francis Hospital
Gig Harbor: Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center
Tacoma: St. Joseph Medical Center
Research and Clinical Trials
Support Groups and Classes