Oncology & Hematology Care in Tacoma, WA
Everyone has heard of cancer before, as it is a condition that often affects at least one person within our own lives, but with so many different forms and potential locations it can quickly become confusing. Cancer causes the cells within a person’s body to grow out of control. The entire body is made up of cells, which is how cancer can appear in so many different areas, or even in multiple places at once.
The board-certified oncologists at Northwest Medical Specialties provide comprehensive testing and treatments for all types of cancer. Learn more about cancer and call us at (253) 428-8700 to schedule your appointment today.
Types of Cancers We Treat
Comprehensive cancer care delivered in a caring and comfortable environment
From lung cancer, to kidney cancer, to skin cancer, our Oncology/Hematology patients can expect comprehensive cancer care and treatment delivered in a caring and comfortable environment by our network of dedicated staff at Hematology Oncology Northwest and Rainier Hematology-Oncology.
Additionally, breast cancer cases are presented at a breast cancer conference where top radiologists, surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, and supporting staff meets together to review individual patients and outline the best options for their treatment. We also help connect you with other resources for women with breast cancer available in our communities.
Each of our clinics are staffed by board-certified oncologists/hematologists, specially trained oncology nurses and administrative staff, and has a full-service clinic offering chemotherapy treatments and other types of infusions, and laboratory services.
There are also many opportunities to participate in cutting-edge clinical trials that offer patients the chance to receive promising new therapies otherwise unavailable.
Cancer Support Services & Resources
Please see a list of our additional support services, financial counseling, and new patient information. Our Resources and Links section offers you help in understanding your diagnosis with our easy-to-navigate cancer patient education library, a Q&A section of frequently asked questions and helpful website links.
Call (253) 428-8700 to schedule an appointment.
Outpatient Infusion Services
If your doctor has prescribed an intravenous form of treatment for you, you can rest assured that we have a dedicated team of well trained and specialty certified nurses who will be able to provide you this therapy seven days a week. Our offices have infusion room areas within the clinics that are designed to maintain your comfort during your treatments with us. Some treatments may only take a few minutes, while other treatments may take several hours.
Puyallup Infusion Center:
Gig Harbor Infusion Center:
Tacoma Infusion Center:
All of the intravenous medications that your physician prescribes for you will be given to you from our admixture service. These staff members provide these medications to the nursing staff. If you are a patient of ours that is receiving your treatment at home, the Admixture Department will prepare your medication for you on a weekly basis or teach you how to prepare it. The admixture staff helps facilitate your treatment and are available to answer any questions you may have.
Many of the decisions about the type and amount of intravenous therapy you receive will be based on laboratory work ordered by your physician. Or, your physician may use these test results to determine the progress being made in treating your disease process. For your convenience, our clinic has a full-service laboratory to complete these tests for you.
Comfort Therapy Program
Comfort therapies are non-medical, non-invasive approaches to providing comfort that work side by side with conventional medical care. Learn more