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.
Federal Way - St. Francis Hospital
Finding the best possible care for yourself or a loved one is your top priority when you’ve just received a cancer diagnosis. High-quality care that’s close to home can go a long way toward relieving your stress. At St. Francis Hospital, our multidisciplinary team includes board-certified surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and cancer specialists who provide award-winning cancer treatment with compassion. St. Francis is accredited with Centers of Excellence in breast screening and diagnostics at the Breast Health Center, surgical oncology at the St. Francis Breast Clinic, and Radiation Oncology for all types of cancer.
Expert cancer specialists in Federal Way
You’ll receive care from a comprehensive team of cancer experts, including:
- Board-certified oncologists in hematology and medical oncology
- Board-certified radiation oncologists
- Board-certified radiologists and pathologists
- Board-certified surgeons
- Certified oncology nurses
- Dieticians, Pharmacists, Therapists, Social Workers, Genetic Testing
- Integrative Therapy (acupuncture, medical oncology skin care, massage)
Here you’re not only part of the team, you’re the most important member. You’ll partner with your care team and share in the decisions about your treatment.
National recognition for excellence in cancer care at St. Francis
We’re proud to be among the top cancer programs in the country accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, adhering to the highest standards of cancer patient care and outcomes. We’re one of the largest cancer care providers in the Puget Sound, treating thousands of patients annually.
Comprehensive cancer services in Federal Way
As one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of expert cancer care in the Puget Sound, you’ll find a full range of cancer services — from prevention and screening to treatment and survivorship. And with our expansive navigator program, including specialty nurse navigators, you’ll always have someone to help you find your way, answer your questions and listen to your concerns.
Your care may take place in one of the following clinics on the St. Francis campus.
Franciscan Surgical Associates at St. Francis/St. Francis Breast Clinic (breast, colon cancers)
Franciscan Breast Center at St. Francis (breast screening and diagnostics)
Northwest Medical Specialties
34509 9th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003
If you need specialized surgical care, our board certified and fellowship-trained oncology surgeons have expertise in breast, colon, lung, and gynecologic cancers, and others using the latest surgical techniques for minimally invasive procedures such as advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery, which use smaller instruments, fewer incisions and computer technology to assist surgeons in achieving precise results.
St. Francis: Specialists in radiation oncology
Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer: more than half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation treatment. Our partner in radiation oncology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, is a pioneer in the use of targeted radiation therapy. This treatment results in a shorter course of treatment and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
We specialize in several innovative approaches, including:
- Brachytherapy: a radioactive implant to target cancer tumors
- Image-guided radiation therapy: 3-D images to guide radiation treatment, sparing nearby healthy tissue
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy: small, controlled beams to precisely target tumors
- Interventional radiology: images to guide minimally invasive surgery to target cancer tumors
The Radiation Oncology Center at St. Francis is the only private radiation oncology program — and one of just two in Washington — to receive national accreditation from the American College of Radiology. This recognition means you can expect the highest standards in cancer care. Our Radiation Oncology Center also offers an indoor meditation room and education center.
Cancer clinical trials in Federal Way
At St. Francis, we participate in research and clinical trials and are actively seeking patients to join them. The benefits of joining a clinical trial include:
- Gaining access to leading-edge treatments that are not yet widely available
- Helping further medical science, which will benefit future cancer patients
- Participating in research studies for cancer prevention, cancer control and quality of life
Ask your doctor for more information about clinical trials and how to access one that is right for you.
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Why Choose Us for Cancer Care?
Bremerton: Harrison Medical Center
Burien: Highline Cancer Center
> Federal Way: St. Francis Hospital
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Tacoma: St. Joseph Medical Center
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