The Stanford 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.

South Bay Programs

New
Fitness
chemotherapy

This gentle yoga class will use guided meditation, breath work, gentle movements, therapeutic poses and music.

Focus will be on reducing stress/fatigue and pain and finding creativity in movements.

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

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2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Every Monday

New
Fitness
chemotherapy

This deeply relaxing and restful class will use therapeutic yoga poses done primarily on the floor with the support of bolsters, blankets, blocks, therapy balls, straps and eye pillows. Designed to nurture, nourish and renew the body, mind and spirit.

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Every Wednesday

YogaSource

16185 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos, CA 95032

No registration necessary, just drop in.

Free

New
Fitness
chemotherapy

This gentle Pilates class is a series of exercises that will help to build flexibility, regain muscle strength, endurance and overall posture. These mat-based classes will put emphasis on alignment, deep breathing, and developing core strength-essential for improving coordination and balance.

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Every Friday

YogaSource

16185 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos, CA 95032

No registration necessary, just drop in.

Free

New
Fitness
chemotherapy

This sensory-based movement practice draws from martial arts, dance, and movement arts to empower people of all shapes, sizes and conditions to connect in body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are done barefoot to soul-stirring music.

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Every Saturday

YogaSource

16185 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos, CA 95032

No registration necessary, just drop in.

Free

New
Fitness
chemotherapy

This basic yoga class will rebuild strength, stamina and physical fitness through easy to learn yoga poses and sequences. Focus will be on recovery, decreasing stress and fatigue.

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Every Sunday

YogaSource

16185 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos, CA 95032

No registration necessary, just drop in.

Free

Lectures

New
Lecture
Speaker: Alison Ryan, MS, RD, CSO, CNSC
chemotherapy

We will examine the role of sugar in our food supply, how sugar in the diet affects our health, and the many controversies surrounding this nutrient.


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

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Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Stanford Health Library

211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA

Getting Here »

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Lecture
Speakers: Abraham Chang, PharmD and Eun Jeong Kim, PharmD, MS
chemotherapy

Cancer patients are often interested in using herbal and dietary supplements as forms of alternative medicine. This presentation will give a brief overview, answer some common questions, and discuss the appropriate use of herbal and dietary supplements.


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

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Stanford Health Library

211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA

Getting Here »

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Lecture
Lecture by Catherine Draper, RDH, MS
chemotherapy

This presentation will cover general oral hygiene topics as they relate to overall systemic health for anyone who has undergone cancer therapy and problems that may develop after treatment has ended.


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

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Stanford Health Library
2nd Floor, Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Lecture
Speaker: Petra Lentz Snow

Some call us survivors, others consider themselves "thrivers." No matter how we name ourselves, the question we each carry is: who are we now? With mounting outside pressure to return to "normal," yet irrevocably changed at the core, how do we create a healthy foundation for this new life and live it forward?


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

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Stanford Health Library

211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA

Getting Here »

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Lecture
Speaker: Lana Vorrises
chemotherapy

We will discuss what skin changes will occur, the ingredients to stay away from, sun protection, and websites and resources to do your own research.


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

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Stanford Health Library

211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA

Getting Here »

Free

Events

New
Event
chemotherapy

Please join us for Health Matters, a free community day hosted by Stanford Medicine that explores the latest advancements in medicine and the health topics that matter most to you and your family. Visit http://healthmatters.stanford.edu for more information.


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Saturday, May 16, 2015
New
Event
chemotherapy

Please join us for a free, fun day of celebration for the entire family! Connect with your Stanford doctors and Cancer Care Team, learn how community organizations and Stanford services can help you live a healthy life, research health topics with Stanford health librarians. Ask the experts about common survivorship issues, like changes in energy, sleep, and nutrition.


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

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Stanford University Medical Center
Alumni Lawn at the Li Ka Shing Center 

291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Free parking at Parking Structures 1 and 2

Free

For more information, call: 650-725-9456

Classes & Workshops

New
Workshop
Led by: Natalie Huges, MSW, and Alison Morris, RN, OCN
chemotherapy

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.

A box dinner is provided.


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

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5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

March 18 (Room CC2104)
May 21 (Room CC2103)

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor
Conference Rooms CC2103-CC2105
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Valet parking provided.

Free

For questions or to register, call: 650-725-9456
Class
chemotherapy

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

This class will help patients understand the potential side effects of the drugs they are receiving and learn techniques to help ensure an effective and manageable chemotherapy experience.

Related Materials


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

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2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Every Monday and Thursday

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Room CC2104
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

For questions or to register, call: 650-725-9456
New
Class
chemotherapy

This class will help patients understand the potential side effects of the drugs they are receiving and learn techniques to help ensure an effective and manageable chemotherapy experience.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday

Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center

450 Broadway
Pavilion B, 3rd Floor, Room B35
Redwood City, CA

Getting Here »

Free

For questions or to register, call: 650-725-9456
Class
Led by: Patty McLucas
chemotherapy

This on-going class will teach you how to cope with stress and anxiety by learning proven stress-reduction techniques. No prior meditation experience necessary.

No registration necessary; just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday

Hoover Pavilion
2nd Floor
Conference Room 208
211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Parking passes provided for Parking Structure 9

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Class
Led by: Clinical research physician/ study coordinator/ clinical trial participant
chemotherapy

This class will explain what clinical trials are, its importance for improving cancer care, types of studies available, and what to expect when participating in research. A participant will also share experiences about being involved in a cancer study.

No registration necessary. Just drop in!


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Second Wednesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage

Free

Next Date: 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10
For questions, call: 650-725-9596
New
Workshop
Led by: Ali Zidel Meyers, MSW
chemotherapy

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.


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

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1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

First and third Wednesdays of the month

Hoover Pavilion
Conference Room 208
211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided.

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456

Exercise and Fitness

New
Fitness
chemotherapy

Learn a different form of fun!

  • Dance in person and laugh together each week for both emotional and physical health benefits
  • Have your own cancer buddy to help you stay on course
  • Practice these dances and attend live virtual classes at the comfort of your home via Internet using our unique technology platform
  • Dance with your cancer buddies, friends and families, anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world

On-going sessions for 8 weeks.

For program dates, location, and enrollment, please email: meidesign.net@gmail.com or cancersupportivecare@stanfordhealthcare.org.


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

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2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturdays

Free

For program dates, location, and enrollment, please email us.
New
Fitness
Led by: Jane Clark, ACSM, CET
chemotherapy

One-on-one hour-long consultation with an experienced and certified exercise specialist. Intended for people in treatment or those who have completed treatment. Includes individualized exercise program with follow-up telephone calls.


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

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By appointment only.

Every Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center
1st Floor, Welcome Desk
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA, 94304

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Call for appointment: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness
Led by: Jane Clark, ACSM, CET
chemotherapy

This weekly class will work on core strength and stability. We will use bands, balloons, and body weight tools to enhance range of motion, flexibility, balance, and muscular strength.

No registration is necessary. Drop in!


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday

No class on 2/17

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness
Led by: Nancy Mau
chemotherapy

A “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. Nia is food for the body, mind, spirit, and emotions. And the best part of all, Nia is just plain FUN!

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Every Wednesdays 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Every Fridays 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness
Led by: Yvonne Tally, Certified Pilates Instructor
chemotherapy

An exercise program focused on core stability that incorporates strength training, balance, and flowing movements. Small group sessions with Pilates apparatus.

Call for an appointment: 650-725-9456


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

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1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Every Wednesday and Friday

Free

To register, call: 650-725-9456
Fitness
Led by: Joyce Hanna, MA, MS (Associate Director) / Certified Fitness Instructors

Living Strong, Living Well is a 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Our goal is to help patients build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. We'll focus on reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, and improving energy levels and self esteem. We also assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle as a way of life. The ultimate goal is to empower adult cancer patients to improve functional capacity and to increase their quality of life through an organized program of fitness and strength. Advance registration is required.

  • Program is held at the YMCA. For upcoming events plus YMCA addresses and directions, navigate to http://lslw.stanford.edu and look at "Upcoming Programs" on the bottom-right corner of the page.
  • Certified fitness instructors trained by Stanford and the YMCA give personal individualized instruction to the participants.
  • Classes are completely free. The YMCA provides the trained instructors, the facility, and the equipment.

Classes meet for 75 minutes, 2 times a week, for 12 weeks.

Stanford Health Improvement Program
N049

211 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Advanced registration required.

Free

To ask questions or register, call Joyce Hanna at: 650-725-5014
New
Fitness

Ask your healthcare team how you can join this in-hospital wellness exercise program. Open to F-Ground patients and their family members.

Tuesday: Chair Yoga
Thursday: Chair Exercise


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1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Stanford Hospital
F-Ground Peterson Family Room

Getting Here »

Free

Yoga

New
Fitness
Led by: Lorien Neargarder
chemotherapy

Gentle yoga postures are introduced to imporve total body conditioning, increase mobility and range of motion, improve circulatory flow, and relieve muscle tention.

No registration is required. Drop in!


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

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

Every Wednesday

No class on 2/18

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness
Led by: Denise Wendler
chemotherapy

Restful postures using supportive props are designed to cleanse, nourish, and renew the body, mind, and spirit.

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.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

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

Every Monday

No class on 2/16

Free

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

Fundamental yoga practices such as alignment, steadiness, and breathing are designed to assist survivors in rebuilding strength, awareness, grace and balance. 

No registration necessary. Just drop in!


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

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

Every Thursday

No class on 2/19

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness
Led by: Julie Locke, RN, BSN, RYT Stanford Infusion Treatment Nurse
chemotherapy

Gently yoga combined with meditation and music. All levels are welcome.

No registration necessary. Drop in!


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

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12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Every Thursday

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
5th Floor

1545 Divisadero
San Francisco, CA

Free

For questions, call us 650-725-9456
New
Fitness
Led by: Julie Locke, RN, BSN, RYT Stanford Infusion Treatment Nurse
chemotherapy

Gentle yoga combined with meditation and music. All levels are welcome.

No registration necessary. Drop in!


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Every Sunday

Yoga Tree Potrero Hill

1500 16th St.
San Francisco, CA,  94103

(at DeHaro St.)

Free

For questions, call us at: 650-725-9456

Mind, Body, and Spirit

New
Class
chemotherapy

Join us for ITA Art Classes once a week on various days. Different art projects will be offered weekly for ITA patients and family members waiting at the Cancer Center. Art has the ability to alleviate stress and anxiety.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Infusion Treatment Area at the Stanford Cancer Center

Getting Here »

Free

For questions please call Linh Dang: 650-497-7265
New
Service
chemotherapy

Healing Partners provides FREE Healing Touch sessions to any individual diagnosed with 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. 

Days, location, and time customized to the individual.

Call to register: 650-725-9461


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

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Days and times are customized to the individual.

Various locations

Free

Call to register: 650-725-9461
New
Service
Led by: Mary Horngren, Medical Hypnotherapist
chemotherapy

Whether you are newly diagnosed with cancer, in the midst of medical treatment, or dealing with recurrence, please join us to experience healing meditations and deep relaxation.

Please arrive 5–10 minutes before each session.

No registration necessary.


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

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

Every Wednesday and Thursday, alternating locations

Free

Call for location: 650-725-9456
New
Service
Led by: Mary Horngren, Medical Hypnotherapist
chemotherapy

Whether you are newly diagnosed with cancer, in the midst of medical treatment, or dealing with recurrence, please join us to experience healing meditations and deep relaxation.

Please arrive 5–10 minutes before each session.

No registration necessary.


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

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

Every Wednesday and Thursday, alternating locations

Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in Palo Alto
Downstairs on Level A—Radiation Oncology Waiting Area

795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Free

Call for location: 650-725-9456
New
Service
Led by: Mary Horngren, Medical Hypnotherapist
chemotherapy

Whether you are newly diagnosed with cancer, in the midst of medical treatment, or dealing with recurrence, please join us to experience healing meditations and deep relaxation.

Please arrive 5–10 minutes before each session.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

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

Every Wednesday and Thursday, alternating locations

Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in Sunnyvale

401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Free

Call for location information: 650-7259456
New
Service
chemotherapy

An energy therapy that uses gentle hand techniques and thought to help repattern the patient’s energy field and support healing of the body, mind, and spirit.

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

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

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Monday and Thursday evenings:
5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine
Hoover Pavilion, 2nd Floor

211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

All supportive care service activities are free.

Call for an appointment: 650-725-9456
New
Service

The HERS Breast Cancer Foundation supports all women healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of financial status.

Appointments preferred; Drop-ins are welcome.

Learn more about HERS Breast Cancer Foundation boutique offerings.


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

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11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Room CC2102

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA

Getting Here »
For questions, call: 650-497-6046
New
Program
chemotherapy

Learn how to make scarves, hats, a square for our Survivorship Quilt, and more.

Open to patients, their family, and support. All beginning supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary. If you are an experienced knitter bring your projects and knit with friends.

Knitting uses repetitive movement to relax the mind and body, and it is a great stress reliever. It empowers the knitter, and can lead to an unending series of beautiful finished objects.

No registration necessary. Just drop-in!


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

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9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday

Stanford Cancer Center Atrium

Getting Here »

Free

New
Service
chemotherapy

An American Cancer Society program that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

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

Call to register: 650-725-9456


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

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1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Mondays, every other month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/16, 5/18
To register, call: 650-725-9456
New
Service
Led by: Leslie Roche, RN

Lymphedema is a condition in which excess fluid collects in tissue and causes swelling. Patients who have undergone cancer treatments may be at risk for the development of lymphedema. We’ll talk about risk reduction, early signs and symptoms, and steps you can take to be proactive in reducing your risk. Led by a Stanford Lymphedema nurse.

2015 Dates: Second and fourth Mondays of the month

No registration necessary. Just drop in!


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Second and fourth Mondays of the month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/22
For more information, call: 650-725-9456
New
Service
chemotherapy

Chair massage is offered to patients and their families to relieve stress and reduce pain and anxiety while waiting for medical treatment.


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

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9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Every Wednesday

Blake Wilbur Building
3rd Floor

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA

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Free

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

Chair massage is offered to patients and their families to relieve stress and reduce pain and anxiety while waiting for medical treatment.


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

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9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Every Wednesday

Stanford Cancer Center
Clinics A – F

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA

Getting Here »
For more information, call: 650-725-9456
New
Service
chemotherapy

Chair massage is offered to patients and their families to relieve stress and reduce pain and anxiety while waiting for medical treatment.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Every Wednesday

Women's Cancer Center
1st Floor

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA

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Free

New
Service
Led by: Donna Spagna / Tania Hall
chemotherapy

Partnering with the American Cancer Society we provide our community with a selection of free wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment. An experienced volunteer/facilitator is on hand to personally assist women in wig selection. 

2015 Dates: February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

No registration necessary. Just drop in!


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

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11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Every Second Thursday

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor
Room CC2105

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

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Free

Next Date: 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11
For information, call: 650-725-9456

Support Groups

Support Group
chemotherapy

A support group designed to facilitate the exchange of information between people living with multiple myeloma..

Available on a limited basis.

No registration is necessary; please just drop in!


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Saturday, May 16, 2015
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
2nd Floor
Rooms CC2103-CC2105

Getting Here »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Support Group
Led by: Joanie Taylor, RN and Sharon Lamb, RN
chemotherapy

Come share your story, get important medical updates, and learn about coping with symptoms and psychological changes. This group is for patients and families.

No registration necessary, just drop in!


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

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6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Last Thursday of each month

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
2nd Floor
Conference Rooms CC2104-CC2105

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 2/26, 3/26, 4/30, 5/28, 6/25
For questions, call Joanie Taylor / Sharon Lamb: 650-343-4791 / 415-661-1442
New
Support Group
Led by: Dr. Matthew Kendra
chemotherapy

QUIT SMOKING WITH MINDFULNESS

The Craving to Quit group gives you the practical skills to quit smoking. Join the program that has doubled the quit rate over other leading treatments. Learn concrete mindfulness skills to help you conquer cravings. Used alone or in combination with smoking cessation medications, the group is 6 weeks long and members are welcome to stay beyond the program.

To join the group, please call 650-498-9111 (select option 2) or visit our Smoking Cessation Program webpage.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

To join the group: 650-498-9111
New
Led by: Ruth Kenemuth, MSW; Angela Laffan, NP; and Robyn Silberman, NP
chemotherapy

This group is open to all patients, family members, and caregivers, past or present (including esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, biliary tract, pancreas, peritoneum, intestine, appendix, colon, rectum, and anus). The group offers speakers presenting on various topics and time to openly discuss the many difficult physical and emotional aspects of having a GI cancer diagnosis. Please join at any time!

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

2nd Thursday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor
Rooms CC2104-CC2105
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Valet parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11
For questions, call: 650-743-4672
Support Group
Led by: Natalie Hughes, MSW and Stephanie Vargas, MSW
chemotherapy

When you are feeling like no one else can possible understand, a support group may be the place for you. Our monthly support group is open to all persons living with cancer no matter what stage of treatment or recovery they are in.

Open to all adults and all types of cancer. Please feel free to join this group at any time.

No registration necessary. Just drop in!


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Third Thursdays of the month

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
2nd Floor
Conference Room CC2105

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 2/19, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21, 6/18
For questions, call Natalie Hughes, MSW: 650-575-6685
Support Group
Led by: Jordan Chavez, MSW, and Brigid Miralda, NP
chemotherapy

A resource for both newly diagnosed patients and women living with ongoing treatment management issues.

No registration necessary, just drop in!


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

First and third Thursdays of the month

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
2nd Floor
Conference Room CC2105

Getting Here »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18
For questions, call Jordon Chavez, MSW: 650-308-6274
Support Group
Led by: Michael Bonar, LCSW
chemotherapy

This group provides information and support to those newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or recovering from treatment. Family members are welcome.

No registration necessary; just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

First Tuesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305
2nd Floor
Conference Room CC2105

Getting Here »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2
For questions, call Michael Bonar: 650-223-1422
Support Group
chemotherapy

Open to patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes. Caregivers, family, and friends are welcome.

No registration necessary; just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Second Tuesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305
2nd Floor
Conference Room CC2105

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9
For questions, call Stephanie Vargas, LCSW: 650-725-2041
Support Group
Led by: Jenny Bosch, MSW
chemotherapy

This group offers encouragement, hope, education, and emotional support to all lung cancer survivors and family members or caregivers.

No registration is necessary, just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Ground Floor
Conference Room G109

Getting Here »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3
For questions, call Jenny Bosch: 650-353-8571
Support Group
Led by: Steven D. Chang, MD
chemotherapy

Join us to learn about 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.

The meetings are free of charge and co-moderated by meningioma patients. They consist of 20 minutes of speaker presentation, 20 minutes of patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

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.

Past Talks:

January 8, 2015: "Managing Dizziness and Balance in Patients With Meningiomas" by Diron Cassidy, Vortex Physical Therapy

November 6, 2014: "Surgical and Nonsurgical Advances for the Treatment of Meningiomas and Other Brain Tumors" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 4, 2014: "When meningiomas turn bad: What does it mean to have an atypical or malignant meningioma?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 10, 2014: "How hormones can influence meningioma growth, symptoms, and patient well being" by Lawrence Katznelson, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Endocrinology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 1, 2014: "The role of a neuro-oncologist in the management of meningioma patients" by Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

March 6, 2014: "Meningioma Case Presenations and Panel Discussion, Including endoscopic surgical approaches" by Jayakar Nayak, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology; Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

November 7, 2013: "Management of Headaches in Meningioma Patients" by Sheena Aurora, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 5, 2013: "Which meningiomas should not be treated" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 11, 2013: "Meningiomas and Seizures: How to identify and treat seizures in meningioma patients" by George Nune, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 2, 2013: A live tour of the Cyberknife at Stanford, followed by a discussion of the "Appropriate uses of radiosurgery for the treatment of meningioma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 7, 2013: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Meningiomas and their treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 10, 2013: "New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 8th International Congress on Meningiomas, November 2012", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

November 1, 2012: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery; and Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford 

September 6, 2012: "Hormones and their influence on Meningioma prevention and treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford July 12, 2012: "Anxiety, depression, and coping with the diagnosis of Meningiomas" by Bret Schneider, MD, Consulting Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 3, 2012: "Radiation for meningiomas - a discussion of the various types of radiation used to treat brain and spine meningiomas" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncologist, Stanford

March 1, 2012: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Meningioma Patients - How to treat balance problems and prevent them from returning” by Diron Cassidy, MPT, Physical Therapist, Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance

January 5, 2012: "Management of pretreatment and posttreatment headaches and seizures in meningioma patient" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

November 3, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Meningiomas" by Erika Connor, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

September 1, 2011: "Meningiomas- epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment options" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

First Thursday of every other month

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
2nd Floor
Conference Rooms CC2103-CC2104

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 3/5, 5/7, 7/9, 9/3, 11/5
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Support Group
chemotherapy

This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to individuals with MDS. We will have monthly speakers on a variety of topics. Family members and caretakers are welcome.

No registration necessary; just drop in.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

First Friday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
2nd Floor
Conference Room CC2105

Getting Here »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
chemotherapy

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.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturdays:
January 31 at Stanford
April 18 at Stanford
July at Kaiser in Walnut Creek (date TBD)
October 24 at Stanford

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305
2nd Floor
Conference Rooms CC2103 - CC2105

Getting Here »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 4/18, 10/24
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Support Group
Led by: Ruth Kenemuth, MSW
chemotherapy

A monthly support group open to all pancreatic patients and caregivers for education, balance, strength and support.

No registration necessary. Drop in!


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Second Wednesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
2nd Floor
Room CC2104-CC2105

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10
For questions, call Ruth Kenemuth, MSW: 650-743-4672
Support Group
Led by: Mr. Kim (singing instructor) and Chaplain Resident Rev. Yona Park
chemotherapy

A monthly singing gathering for Korean cancer patients, their families and caregivers regardless of age and religion.


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

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Second Saturday of the month

San Jose New Hope Church

2900 Patrick Henry Dr.
Santa Clara, CA

Free

Next Date: 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13
For questions, call Chaplain Resident Rev. Yona Park: 408-966-1676

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