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Education

The Franciscan Cancer Center and Franciscan Highline Cancer Center offer periodic community events and health talks on a variety of topics related to cancer prevention and care, such as:

Education and cancer awareness programs

  • diet and lifestyle presentations
  • Eating a Mediterranean Diet (Plant-based Eating)
  • Plants and Portions (Eating a plant-based diet and controlling your body weight)
  • Healthy Lifestyle Habits (Four habits leading to a long and healthy life: Plant-based eating, exercise, lifelong weight control and tobacco avoidance and cessation)
  • belly fat and disease
  • Prostate Cancer Risks and Screening Guidelines: Know Your Stats
  • diet and breast cancer
  • diet and prostate cancer
  • diet and disease

Weight loss programs

Any of the nutrition lectures mentioned above can be adapted with a focus on weight loss. Please contact Tricia Sinek to arrange a presentation on cancer risk reduction or awareness: 253-426-6746 or triciasinek@fhshealth.org.

Cancer support groups and classes

Our Cancer Centers also sponsor several support groups throughout the Puget Sound region of Washington at various locations. Find more information here.

Outreach and service to medically underserved patients

All Franciscan Community Cancer Program cancer screenings provide assistance to those without medical insurance, and to medically underserved populations. They include free prostate, breast and skin cancer screening events.

The breast cancer navigation program serves high-risk, medically underserved women including: Spanish-speaking women, Korean women, Vietnamese women, Cambodian women, African American women, sexual minority women, Russian-speaking women and those living in poverty.

Pilot projects

Franciscan is a supporter of Gloria’s Angels Foundation, an organization that lifts burdens and builds communities so people can care for a loved one with a life-threatening condition. The program assesses a family’s needs, then seeks solutions for all of them. The organization partners with other service agencies and organizes the community of relatives, neighbors, friends, church members and co-workers to fill all of the gaps. This free service is designed to "help the helpers" so they can serve the family without becoming overwhelmed by the situation.