Whidbey General Hospital

About Your Type of Cancer

Resources and more information about the particular cancer you are being treated for.

The most common cancers treated at Whidbey General in 2011 were: Most Frequently Cancers Treated at Whidbey General, 2011
Breast cancer, hematopoietic (blood cancer/lymphoma), lung cancer, colon/rectum cancer, prostate cancer and bladder cancer made up nearly 90% of the cancers treated at Whidbey General in 2011. You can find information on these and other cancers at the following sites:

Breast cancer:

Hematopoietic cancer (blood cancer/lymphoma):

Lung cancer:

Colon/rectum cancer:

Prostate cancer:

Bladder cancer:


Outstanding Quality


Dr. John Hassapis, Renee Yanke, ARNP and Dr. John Hoyt serve on the Whidbey General Cancer Care Committee.


The Commission on Cancer re-accredited our cancer care program in 2012 with the maximum eight commendations. Very few hospitals achieve this distinction. We also received the commission's annual Outstanding Achievement Award, an honor shared in 2012 by only 79 hospitals in the country and one other hospital in Washington. Read more about this prestigious award.


"All of you shine with love and caring!— That includes the doctors, nurses, clerical staff and others we’ve encountered and are blessed to have met. Why we’re here is not our choice, but we couldn’t think of a better place to go through this journey. We are so grateful." Read more comments about our Cancer Care Program.

Dear 16 yr. Old Me

Dear 16-year-old me

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