A resource for those touched by cancer...

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating, for you and those around you. We believe survivorship begins the day you are diagnosed ... and we'll be with you every step of the way.

We've created this resource for you as a place to connect with our physicians, staff and other people going through similar situations. We hope you'll join the conversation by using our patient forums or commenting on our blog. (Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post!)

We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice. Please review our social media policy.

It's important to remember that everyone's journey is different, however, we will strive to provide tools that will help in recovery. After all, we're in this together.

Recent Blog Posts

Diagnosed with Cancer? Helpful Questions to Ask Your Doctor

April 10, 2014

Ok, I have cancer. Now what? A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Perspective and priorities change overnight. Making complex decisions and...

How to Combat Stress During Cancer – and Always

April 01, 2014

By Cheryl Beighle, MD When we talk about cancer, we often talk about stress, too. A cancer diagnosis – in and of itself – can cause...

An Ancient Technique for Modern Disease

March 12, 2014

By Angela Tseng, DAOM What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient medical method – it’s been around more than 2500 years....

Gynecological Oncology Services now in Lacey

March 04, 2014

Six types of cancer can affect a female’s reproductive system: cancer of the uterus (endometrial/sarcoma), ovary/fallopian tube cancer,...

Your Behind-the-scenes Team Works with ‘Care in Their Hearts’

February 13, 2014

By Dr. Chuck Sturgis, pathologist As a hospital-based anatomic pathologist, I spend the majority of my working hours seated at a microscope...

Blog Roundup: Chemotherapy

February 11, 2014

Chemotherapy is a scary thing. At Providence, we understand that knowledge is power, so we’ve created a round-up of some of our favorite...

Make the call – to your doctor

February 05, 2014

“You have malignant melanoma,” the dermatologist told me. But that wasn’t the worst of it. The worst part was that the...

Blog Roundup: Best Resources Following a Cancer Diagnosis

January 28, 2014

More than 70 percent of the decisions made about your health care involve pathology and your lab report. Below you’ll find a roundup of some...

Lymphedema of the Breast: Find the Right Treatment for You

January 23, 2014

In 2012, after a routine mammogram, Ruth Blair was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy and radiation treatment. “Right after...