Stanford Hospital's Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

Stanford Hospital's Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

Programs

Workshop
Led by: Anne Heideck, LCSW

Last Wednesday of the month, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

No class in September.

This workshop is a skills-based class designed to provide support, education, and resource materials to caregivers. This program is designed to help caregivers:

  • Understand cancer and its treatments
  • Cope with stress
  • Deal with changing family roles
  • Meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient
  • Improve their own mental and physical health
  • Seek out and take advantage of community resources

Registration is required. Please call the number on this page to register. A box dinner is provided.

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Next Date: 8/27, 10/22
To register or with questions, call: 650-725-9456
Program

Days and times are customized to the individual

A community-service program that provides FREE Healing Touch sessions to women diagnosed with breast cancer, regardless of where they are being treated, and at any stage of treatment or post treatment. Each participant is paired with a highly trained Healing Touch volunteer who provides these free sessions once a week for three months.

To register or ask questions, please call Margot Baker at 650-725-9461, or email her at cscphealingpartners@stanfordmed.org.

The program is open to any woman who:

  • is diagnosed with breast cancer (Stanford affiliation is not required)
  • is under the active care of any physician
  • has reliable transportation to weekly sessions
  • is willing to make a commitment to attend weekly sessions regularly for three months

Free

Contact: Margot Baker Phone: 650-725-9461

Classes, Workshops, and Lectures

Workshop
Led by: Anne Heideck, LCSW

Last Wednesday of the month, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

No class in September.

This workshop is a skills-based class designed to provide support, education, and resource materials to caregivers. This program is designed to help caregivers:

  • Understand cancer and its treatments
  • Cope with stress
  • Deal with changing family roles
  • Meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient
  • Improve their own mental and physical health
  • Seek out and take advantage of community resources

Registration is required. Please call the number on this page to register. A box dinner is provided.

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Next Date: 8/27, 10/22
To register or with questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Class
Led by: Margaret Hawn, RN, BSN; Beverly Wheat, RN; and Chris Tucker, RN

Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Physicians recommend that you take this class before you start chemotherapy.

Being as prepared as possible for your chemotherapy helps ensure a positive and successful course of treatment. Oncology nurses and the Cancer Supportive Care Program created this class to familiarize you with everything you need to know about your upcoming chemotherapy. Patients say this class helped reduce their anxiety before their first chemotherapy treatment. The class covers general topics including:

  • What is cancer and how it is treated?
  • What is chemotherapy and how does it work?
  • What to expect during chemotherapy treatment
  • How to manage side effects
  • How best to prepare yourself, family, and friends
  • Strategies of coping with the emotional impact of chemotherapy
  • What to expect in the Infusion Treatment Area, including a tour

Reservations are encouraged; however, you can drop in to any class. Family and friends are welcome.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Next Date: 7/24, 7/30, 7/31
For information or to RSVP, call: 650-725-9456
New
Class
Led by: Patty McLucas

Every Tuesday

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Simple mindfulness techniques such as breath-based meditation and body scans can transform the experience of our lives and allow us to uncover our natural state of ease and peace, even in the midst of illness and recovery. Weekly one-hour sessions are based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program pioneered by Jon Kabat-Sinn. This ongoing class will teach you how to cope with stress and anxiety by learning proven stress-reduction techniques.

No registration necessary; just drop in.

Next Date: 7/29
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Workshop

1st Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Writing allows us to unearth, express, and make meaning out of our cancer journeys. Through the process of writing about our experiences, we can find healing as we explore the impacts of cancer on our lives. Join us in this safe, supportive community to generate and share writing through cancer. Here is what one writer says about her experience in the group:

"The reason I came to this program was to find a way to express myself, tap into the emotional turmoil I was undergoing. This group is a way for people diagnosed and coping with cancer to get in touch with their feelings. . . in an environment of others who can relate to what they are experiencing." - Elizabeth

Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. All you need is pen and paper, or if you prefer, a laptop. Between monthly sessions, the facilitator will provide optional writing prompts and supportive feedback to those who wish to participate in this way.  

This workshop meets the first Wednesday of every month with email prompts weekly on "off-session" weeks.

No registration is necessary; just drop in.

211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Parking passes are provided.

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Lecture
Speaker: Sangeeta Agarawal, MS, RN, CAS
Thursday, October 2, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Frustrated about feeling tired?  Learn what you can do to manage fatigue and find support.  We will cover tips and tools from ancient wisdom to the latest evidence-based research to assist you with finding natural ways to feel more energetic and focused.

No fee. Space is limited.

Please call for reservations. 650-498-7826
New
Lecture
Thursday, August 14, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

If you're part of a couple, cancer is never a solo flight. When illness and injury occur, the condition resides in one person's body but it is two lives that are dislocated.   Barbara Kivowitz will expand our sense of what happens to couples when illness becomes the unwanted third partner in the relationship and will offer powerful strategies for helping couples live with illness. She will discuss how couples can work as a team to best engage their own strengths and the resources of the system; and why, and how, providers should engage the partner in the treatment.

No fee. Space is limited.

Call for reservations: 650-498-7826
Lecture
Lecture by Catherine Draper, RDH, MS
Thursday, July 17, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Many people being treated for cancer will develop mouth problems while they are undergoing treatment. While many of these issues are transient during cancer therapy, some problems may develop after treatment has ended.  This presentation will cover general oral hygiene topics as they relate to overall systemic health for anyone who has undergone cancer therapy.

No fee. Space is limited.

Please call for reservations. 650-725-9456
New
Lecture
Speaker: Sue Kim, MD, MS, DABMA
Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Stanford Health Library
2nd floor of the Hoover Pavilion Building

This lecture will provide cancer survivors and their support networks with a basic understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Integrative Medicine (IM) principles and practices. We will discuss how IM and various CAM modalities might best be applied to support patients and their caregivers in all stages of care. We will consider several areas of ongoing research and offer concluding remarks and recommendations to help individuals optimize quality of life.

Free parking

No fee. Space is limited.

Please call for reservations. 650-498-7826

Services

Service

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To relieve stress and reduce pain and anxiety, a FREE 15-minute complimentary chair massage is offered to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers while waiting for appointments and treatments. No pre-registration is required. Simply sign in and enjoy!

Learn more about Stanford Hospital's Massage Therapy program, part of the Guest Services Department.

For more information, call: 650-725-9456
New
Service

Monday – Friday. Times will vary.

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In the Infusion Treatment Area (ITA), engage in simple art projects that will alleviate your wait, keep your hands busy, and help unleash your creative spirit!

See our patients' artwork:

Kung Fu Panda

Beautiful Face

Please print this flier and share on your message boards.

For information, call: 650-725-9456
New
Service
Led by: Mary Horngren, Medical Hypnotherapist

Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Healing Imagery groups led by Mary Horngren are provided free of charge to persons living with cancer. These groups are offered at the following locations: Breast Cancer Connections (BCC), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in Palo Alto and in Sunnyvale. Each imagery session focuses on relaxation, a sense of well-being, and healing the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Caregivers are welcome to attend. All sessions begin at 5:30 p.m.

Please arrive 5–10 minutes before each session.

No registration necessary.

Service

Monday and Thursday evenings:

5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

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Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive form of energy work that is used to manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment such as fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, pain, muscle stiffness and lymphedema. It can be used to relax and balance the body before surgery and to speed post-operative recovery. By promoting deep relaxation, it can increase overall energy levels and the ability to cope with challenging life events.

By appointment only.

Healing Touch is:

  • Energy-based healing
  • Individual sessions that last 45 minutes
  • Treatment tailored to the needs of the individual and given while you are lying, fully clothed, on a massage table or sitting in a chair
Appointment scheduling and questions: 650-725-9456
New
Program

Mondays, every other month, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

The latest cancer treatments aren't always prescribed by doctors! "Look Good . . . Feel Better" is a free public service program for women cancer patients, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society. This program teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Make-up and wigs are provided. Please join us! Advance registration is required. Parking Passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage. 

Class meets every other month from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.: January, March, May, July, September, November

To register, call the number on the right, or email us at cancersupportivecare@stanfordmed.org.

Advance registration required.

Free

To register, call: 650-725-9456
New
Program
Led by: Leslie Roche, RN

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Lymphedema is a condition in which excess fluid collects in tissue and causes swelling. Patients who have undergone cancer treatments, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, may be at risk for the development of lymphedema. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. We’ll talk about risk reduction and the early signs and symptoms of lymphedema. No registration necessary; just drop in!

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Next Date: 8/13, 8/27
For more information, call: 650-725-9456
New
Service
Led by: Donna Spagna / Tania Hall

Second Thursday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Open to all women who are newly diagnosed and are undergoing treatment for cancer.  We are excited to announce that the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program is partnering with the American Cancer Society to bring a FREE Wig Bank program to the Stanford Cancer Center on the second Thursday of every month. Drop-in from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A selection of new and donated wigs will be displayed and available at no charge to women in treatment. Volunteer wig specialists will be providing personal assistance in wig selection, fitting and wearing, at this monthly event. We accept donated wigs.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Parking Passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 8/14, 9/11
For information, call: 650-725-9456
Service
Performed by: Volunteer musicians

Every Friday, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us in the lobby of the Cancer Center every Friday afternoon for music provided by Stanford PreMed and Medical School students. Let our volunteer musicians share their dedication and passion for music and medicine with you.

No registration necessary. Drop in!

Exercise and Fitness Classes

Fitness
Led by: Jane Clark, ACSM, CET

By appointment only.

2014 Dates: Every Tuesday

10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The Exercise Counseling Program offers cancer patients a FREE, one-on-one, one-hour long exercise consultation. Patients leave the session with a customized exercise plan which includes exercise demos and referrals.  Clinical evidence has shown that regular exercise for cancer survivors can speed recovery, promote treatment effectiveness, and lessen side effects. Exercise Consultations include:

  • Individualized exercise program designed for each patient’s specific needs, abilities, and interests
  • Intended for patients in treatment or who have completed treatment
  • Intended for adults of all ages and all levels of fitness
  • Tailored exercises and activities to speed recovery 
  • A written set and demonstration of exercises
  • Referrals to group exercise and yoga classes
  • Helpful tips and strategies for success
  • Encouraging patients to start and continue an exercise program
  • Follow-up telephone calls

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA, 94304

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

To make an appointment, or for questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness
Led by: Jane Clark, ACSM, CET

Every Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

This class includes Pilates-based mat exercises to work on core strength and stability. We also use bands, balloons and body weight as tools to enhance range of motion, flexibility, balance, and muscular strength. Our goal is to increase your ability to attend to the activities of daily living, and have fun doing it!  Please bring your own exercise mat.

No registration is necessary. Drop in.

  • Reduce feelings of fatigue, depression, and nausea
  • Improve mental well-being and quality of life
  • Enhance ability to perform daily tasks
  • Produce positive changes in your sense of confidence, mood, and quality of life
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness
Led by: Lorien Neargarder

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

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Regular yoga practice allows those recovering from cancer to feel strong, balanced, able, and confident again. Come join us for carefully sequenced yoga postures, breath work and mindfulness designed to meet you at your level of ability and help you create a path back to wellness. Gentle yoga postures are introduced to: improve total body conditioning, increase mobility and range of motion, improve circulatory flow and relieve muscle tension.  Breath work is emphasized to increase lung capacity, balance chemistry, strengthen immunity and ease stress. Mindfulness and relaxation techniques are introduced as life-long tools for self-care. This class is appropriate for all levels and no prior yoga experience is needed.  Please wear comfortable clothing.

This FREE program is open to all cancer patients and caregivers.

No registration is required. Drop in!

Free Class

Next Date: 7/30
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness

Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Fridays, 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

NIA is an "I Love My Body" cardiovascular fitness, wellness and lifestyle program based on the principle of bringing joy, pleasure, play, and health to the body through movement. With a diversity of music and movement, NIA includes the essence of nine different movement forms from the dance arts, martial arts, to the healing arts, including yoga. 

With choreography that is simple and easy to follow, plus plenty of room for individual creativity, NIA is accessible to all fitness levels. NIA is so body friendly that it is practiced with bare feet. NIA is food for the body, mind, spirit and emotions. And the best part of all is that NIA is just plain fun! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

No registration necessary; just drop in.

Next Date: 7/30
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Fitness
Led by: Yvonne Tally, Certified Pilates Instructor

Wednesdays, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Fridays, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Pilates mat and reformer introduction designed to empower cancer survivors.  Appropriate exercises, contraindicated movements and exercise modifications will be covered in class. Increased circulation and oxygenation will enhance muscular strengthening, coordination and balance, thus activating the healing process and rejuvenating both body and mind.

Reservations are required.

This exercise program will focus on:

  • Small group sessions with an instructor
  • Pilates apparatus and mat exercises
  • Core stability
  • Strength training
  • Balance and flowing movements
  • Education materials provided for at home practice

Reservations required.

To RSVP or for questions, call: 650-725-9456
Fitness
Led by: Denise Wendler

Mondays, 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

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Come join us for a flowing sequence of supported yoga postures, breathwork, and meditation designed to help manage side effects of illness and stress. Restorative Yoga is a gentle, relaxing practice that provides an effective way to reduce stress, manage treatment side effects, relieve pain, regain health, and attain peace of mind.  

This FREE class is appropriate for all levels and no prior yoga experience is needed - it is open to all cancer patients and caregivers. Wear comfortable clothing.

No registration is required; just drop in.

What patients say:

"For the period of time I am there, I feel calm and energetic.  You are surrounded by friendly people." - M. I.

"I would highly recommend Restorative Yoga, and have, to many friends going through cancer. I tell them it's a wonderful way to find peace in a storm and to be supported, both by the teacher and the place." - T. M. L.

"It gave me confidence to get back into group classes- look forward to coming whenever I can." - M. O.

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Fitness
Led by: Lorien Neargarder

Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

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Fundamental yoga practices such as alignment, steadiness, and breathing are designed to assist survivors in rebuilding strength, awareness, grace and balance. Survivors are encouraged to challenge themselves while maintaining a gentle, accepting attitude. This class is our most physically demanding yoga. Wear comfortable clothing and feel free to join this class at any time.

This FREE program is open to all cancer patients and caregivers. This class is our most physically demanding yoga class.

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456

Support Groups

New
Support Group
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join us in a supportive environment to share experiences, concerns, and knowledge of amyloidosis. Open to patients, caregivers, family, and friends. Available on a limited basis.

No matter what form of amyloidosis you have, it is a serious, life-changing disease. Little can be more important for patients and their loved ones than to learn from other patients and their families.

We are proud to collaborate with the Northern California Amyloidosis Support Group, comprised of amyloidosis patients and their families.

This group meets four times per year, allowing patients and their families to learn more about the disease, swap stories, and support one another.

Free

Next Date: October 2014
Email or call us for more information: 650-725-9456
Support Group
Led by: Scheduled Speakers and Group

Days, dates, and time to be determined.

Designed to provide a forum for discussion between patients, caregivers and family. By way of education and mutual emotional support, participants will learn more about the disease, symptom management, and can exchange stories and support one another.  The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program is proud to collaborate with the Bay Area CTCL Support Group.

Call for more information: 650-725-9456
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Support Group
Led by: Scheduled Speakers and Group

Advanced Medicine Center Building

We invite anybody who has a relationship with Multiple Myeloma (either as a patient, care-giver, family member, or loved one) to join us. You will find valuable information, relationships, and clarity that will make a difference for you and for us. Little can be more important for patients and their loved ones than to learn from the experiences of other patients and their families. This group meets four times per year, allowing patients and their families to learn more about the disease, swap stories, and support one another. No registration is necessary; please just drop in!

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Support Group
Led by: Betsy Harris, MSW

First Wednesday of the month, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Being diagnosed with a GI cancer confronts patients and caregivers with multiple challenges. This group aims to provide a space for caregivers to ask questions, receive tips and advice from others, and share their own individual challenges and experiences.

This group is open to caregivers of patients with cancers of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, gallbladder, pancreas, appendix, colon, rectum, anus, liver, biliary tract, and peritoneum. (Please note that a Pancreatic Support Group is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., open to patients and caregivers.)

Topics of interest will include: practical coping, effective ways to help, managing guilt, anger, and sadness, as well as any other topic that is brought to the group.

No registration necessary; just drop in!

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Next Date: 8/6, 9/3
For questions, contact Betsy Harris: 650-743-4672
Support Group
Led by: Betsy Harris, MSW

Third Wednesday of the month, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Being diagnosed with a GI cancer confronts patients with multiple challenges. To fill the void for those who seek answers and to provide individualized support, a monthly meeting has been developed to assist patients in dealing with the emotional aspects of having a GI cancer diagnosis. Topics of interest will include symptom management, coping, nutrition, clinical trials, and more.

This group is open to patients with cancers of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, gallbladder, pancreas, appendix, colon, rectum, anus, liver, biliary tract, and peritoneum. (Please note there is also a Pancreatic Support Group held the second Wednesday of every month from 6 pm - 8 pm, open to patients and caregivers.)

No registration necessary. Just drop in!

Free

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Next Date: 7/16, 8/20, 9/17
For questions, contact Betsy Harris: 650-743-4672
New
Support Group
Led by: Jordan Chavez, MSW, and Brigid Miralda, NP

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A resource for both newly diagnosed and women living with ongoing treatment management issues. In the support group, we learn to discover we are not alone, learn from the knowledge and experience of others, receive encouragement, support, and suggestions for dealing with difficult situations, and share our knowledge and feelings in order to help others.

No registration necessary, just drop in!

Parking passes provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Next Date: 8/7, 8/21
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Support Group
Led by: Michael Bonar, LCSW

First Tuesday of every month, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers can present many challenges to the patient and family.  This group will provide information and support to those newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or recovering from treatment.  Family members are welcome.  

 

Parking Passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Next Date: 8/5, 9/2
RSVP with Michael Bonar: 650-223-1422
New
Support Group
Led by: Anne Heideck, LCSW

Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

For patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes. Open to everyone: patients, caregivers, family, and friends. This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to members who may feel a little less alone by meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own.  Family support groups work in conjunction with a patient’s medical treatment. No registration necessary; just drop in.

The Stanford Health Library recommends: "Adult Leukemia: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents and Families" by Barb Lackritz and "Can We Cure the Common Leukemias?" by Steven Coutre. Please contact the Stanford Health Library for these publications.

Next Date: 8/12, 9/9
For questions, contact Anne Heideck: 650-725-2041
New
Support Group
Led by: Jenny Bosch, MSW

First Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This support group meets once a month to offer encouragement, hope and emotional support. It is open to all lung cancer patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers. The program will be facilitated with guest speakers, who are invited to talk on a variety of topics such as imaging, nutrition, diet and exercise, treatment options, and clinical trials.

No registration is necessary, just drop in.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Parking Passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Next Date: 8/6, 9/3, 10/1
For questions, call Jenny Bosch: 650-353-8571
Support Group
Led by: Steven D. Chang, MD

1st Thursdays of every other month, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

We welcome you to join us and learn about more the latest treatment options, network with other meningioma patients, and find encouragement and support. Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend. No registration necessary; please just drop in! Refreshments will be provided. Benefits of attending a local support group include:

  • Communicating in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with others who have shared a common meningioma experience.
  • Sharing information on dealing with specific problems, overcoming handicaps, and reassuring others that better times lie ahead.
  • Educating and informing each other about the latest meningioma topics of interest.
  • Providing emotional support to all patients, both pre- and post-treatment.

This group meets on the first Thursday of every other month from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Next Date: 7/10, 9/4, 11/6
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Support Group

First Friday of every month, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to individuals with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS). We will have monthly speakers on a variety of topics. Family members and caretakers are welcome! No registration necessary; just drop in. Call 650-725-9456 to confirm the date of each meeting.

Upcoming groups:

  • July 4 - Holiday, no meeting
  • August 1 - "Daily nurturing practices and living with uncertainty" Rabbi Lori Klein
  • September 5 - "Transfusions, Treatments, Side Effects and more" Sandy Burgess, RN, OCN

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Next Date: 8/1, 9/5, 10/3
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Support Group

2nd Wednesday of every odd-numbered month
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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Open to patients, caregivers, family, and friends. This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to members who may feel a little less alone by meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. Family support groups work in conjunction with a patient’s medical treatment. No registration necessary, please just drop in! Please call 650-725-9456 to confirm the date of the meeting before attending. Refreshments will be provided.

Valet parking provided.

To confirm the date, call: 650-725-9456
New
Support Group
Led by: Betsy Harris, MSW

Second Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Patients and their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with their disease and the effects of treatment. It is open to all pancreatic cancer patients, survivors, family members, loved ones, and caregivers. We will have speakers from the Stanford Pancreatic Center of Excellence talk about a variety of topics.

No registration necessary. Drop in!

Valet parking provided.

Next Date: 8/13, 9/10, 10/8
For questions, call Betsy Harris: 650-743-4672
Support Group
Led by: Jon Siiteri, PhD, PA-C

Fourth Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

This group meets once monthly to provide support to men with a diagnosis of or a history of treatment for prostate cancer. We meet in a confidential setting to speak and listen to other men who have faced the challenges of dealing with prostate cancer. The group is led by healthcare professionals experienced in prostate cancer treatment and follow-up. In addition to other educational opportunities, the group will learn about self-directed therapies that enable participants to achieve maximum wellness.

Jon Siiteri, PhD, PA-C has fifteen years of clinical experience in Urology. He is a certified practitioner of mind-body medicine and has five years of experience as a group facilitator in prostate cancer patient support groups. Jon is a member of our Stanford Uro-Oncology team.

No registration is necessary. Drop in.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Valet parking is provided.

Next Date: 7/22, 8/26, 9/23
For questions, call: 650-725-9456

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