Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Patient and Family Education

We want you to have all the information you and your child need to understand your child’s condition and to participate in treatment. This page provides links to resources that we hope will be helpful. 

Resources at Seattle Children’s

Condition-Specific Resources

General Cancer Resources

Treatment-Specific Resources

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy and Bone Marrow Aspiration (PDF)
    Also available in Spanish (PDF), Russian (PDF) and Vietnamese (PDF). 
    Explains care after bone marrow biopsy or bone marrow aspiration. Includes how to prevent infection, when test results will be ready, what to do for pain and when to call the clinic.
  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide for Patients by Susan Stewart
    Aimed at adult patients, this is a useful guide for parents and other family members who want to learn about the process.
  • Kidney Biopsy (PDF)
  • Liver Biopsy (PDF)
  • Lumbar Puncture (PDF)
    Also available in Spanish (PDF) and Vietnamese (PDF). 
    Explains care after lumbar puncture (also called a spinal tap). Includes how to prevent infection, what to do about pain, when to call the clinic and how to manage side effects.
  • Port-a-Cath (Video. 9:08)
    This video shows you what to expect when you come to the clinic for port access. It shows the steps you can take to get ready and what happens during the appointment.

Resources for Teens and Young Adults

Support and Support Groups

Contact Us

Contact the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at 206-987-2106 for an appointment, a second opinion or more information.

To make an appointment, you can call us directly or get a referral from your child’s primary care provider. We encourage you to coordinate with your pediatrician or family doctor when coming to Seattle Children’s.

Providers, see how to refer a patient.