Quality Reports: Rare Cancers Newly Seen at UW Hospital and Clinics

The UW Health Breast Center is committed to helping all patients improve their breast health at all stages of life, and in our work at the UW Carbone Cancer Center we see many patients with rare cancers.


Our Care


The UW Carbone Cancer Center is a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers ®. Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means that the Carbone Cancer Center's care meets objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations’ recommendations.


Our Quality Measures


The table below displays the number of patients with five types of rare cancers seen by our physicians from 2005-2011.

Hodgkins Lymphoma (1) 247
Cholangiocarcinoma 131
Mesothelioma (2) 39
Teratoma 22
Sarcoma 173


Sources: UW Hospital and Clinics Cancer Registry, WISH Query Cancer Incidence