PSCC Patient & Cancer Care FAQs
Are downtown hospitals the only place I can go for quality cancer care?
“Well, the fallacy is in believing that hospitals are the only venue in which to receive cancer care. Community cancer care is solely based on the needs of the patient. Everything revolves around that patient, from the location to the services available to the nurses to the oncologists.
The miracle of community cancer care is that the technology that used to be confined to a hospital and therefore basically only given in huge urban centers has been moved out into the community, and we feel that we are at the forefront of that kind of care at Puget Sound Cancer Centers.”
Douglas Lee, M.D., Medical Oncologist
Are you taking new patients?
Yes, and it’s our policy to see new patients as soon as possible.
Do I have to go to a big downtown hospital for all the latest in cancer research?
“We can provide all the most up-to-date research and treatments available right here in a community setting and there’s really no need for people to travel to far away cancer centers or downtown facilities. We have the same access to all the research and new drugs under development and we’re able to offer this to our patients in a warmer and more accessible community setting, close to home. The real difference is the personalized care we’re able to provide each patient at Puget Sound Cancer Centers.”
Marc Rosenshein, M.D., F.A.C.P., Medical Oncologist
How do I make an appointment?
We have several sites of service in our practice. Our receptionist will be able to tell you the closest site of service to your home. Our office locations’ contact information can be found on the Contact Us page of this Website. It would be helpful to have your physician make the referral for you so we can get your medical records from his or her office.
I want the best care for my cancer but there are so many options. How do I choose?
“I think choosing where to get your cancer care can be confusing. A lot of that has to be dictated by where you’re comfortable. At Puget Sound Cancer Centers, all we do is take care of people with cancer. I think that provides a level of comfort for the patients.
We’re much more specialized at Puget Sound Cancer Centers and provide much more focused care than one can receive in a large multi-specialty setting. And we can provide that in an environment that’s nurturing and comfortable to our patients and families.”
Eileen Johnston, M.D., Medical Oncologist
Is there wheelchair accessibility?
Yes, wheelchair accessibility is present at our offices. There are also wheelchairs available for use at all locations.
When I arrive, what can I expect?
The doctors see patients on an appointment basis. Wheelchairs are available at all locations for patients who need assistance. When you arrive for your appointment, please be sure to check in with the receptionist. At that time, the receptionist will provide you with information and direct you to the next area.
With whom is this practice affiliated?
We are affiliated with US Oncology, Inc., the largest network of community-based cancer physicians, clinicians, nurses, and administrators in the world, caring for more cancer patients than any other single medical organization. U.S. Oncology provides comprehensive cancer management services to over 850 oncologists in 26 states. Our mission? To increase access to and advance the delivery of high quality cancer care in America.