Lectures

Lecture
Presented by: Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD

This presentation will summarize the current progress in immunotherapy for ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer.  Recent clinical trial data will be reviewed, and promising novel therapeutic approaches will be discussed.


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 9, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

FREE

Call to register 669-233-2807
New
Lecture
Presented by: Astrid Shapiro, MS, RD and Helen Halley, RD, CNSC, SCO

Is it really possible to boost the immune system through diet during cancer treatment?  Please join us for an informative discussion exploring the following topics and more:

  • The role of the immune system in detecting and controlling cancer
  • Changes to the immune system during treatment
  • Research on specific foods that have purported immune enhancing functions
  • Modifiable lifestyle factors that influence immune health
  • Survivorship nutrition fundamentals and risk reduction

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 11, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

FREE

Call to register: 650-725-9456

Classes & Workshops

New
Workshop

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

Locations

  • Stanford Cancer Center
    875 Blake Wilbur Drive
    2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105
    Stanford, CA 94305
    February 28, 2017
  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, Room 3300AB
    San Jose, CA 95124
    May 2, 2017

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. - 7 p.m.

Various locations

Free

Next Date: 5/2
New
Class

Clinical trials staff will be available to answer questions and provide resources related to cancer clinical research at Stanford. The desk will be located in the guest lobby of the Stanford Cancer Center and the Women’s Cancer Center the following dates:

  • Tuesday February 7, 2017 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:00pm-2:00pm
Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Guest Lobby, 1st Floor
Stanford, CA 94305
       Stanford Women's Cancer Center
900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Guest Lobby, 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94305

PRESENTACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
26 de abril de 2017. 6pm-7pm
Los ensayos clínicos y la calidad de vida durante y después del cáncer

Una clase ofrecida durante el 'Mes de concientización sobre los ensayos clínicos'. Para más información y registro, llamar al 650.498.7061 y presionar el #3.

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Drive
3er piso, Room 3300AB
San Jose, CA 95124

 


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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Offered various dates and locations.

FREE

Next Date: 2/7, 6/7
For questions call: 650-725-9456
Class

Una clase ofrecida durante el 'Mes de concientización sobre los ensayos clínicos'. 

No es necesario registrarse. ¡Solo venga!

 


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 »

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

26 de abril de 2017

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Drive
3er piso, Conference Room 3300AB
San José, CA 95124 

Getting Here »
Para más información y registro, llamar al 650-498-7061
Class

Finding health-related information on the Internet that is reliable, current, and evidence-based takes knowledge and skill. Meet with a Stanford medical librarian, at a time that is convenient to you, to learn the basics of good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online

Registration required.

Locations:

  • Stanford Cancer Center
    Health Library
    875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Palo Alto

  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    Health Library
    2589 Samaritan Drive, 3rd Floor, San Jose

 


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For questions or to schedule a 1:1 appointment with a Health Librarian, call:
Class

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.

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 p.m.

Second and fourth Mondays of the month

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

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

For questions please call: 650-725-9456
Class

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.

Reservations are encouraged.

Class Presentation:

Managing and Understanding Your Chemotherapy (English PDF)

Cómo afrontar y entender su quimioterapia (PDF Español)

Video:

Oncology Nurse Chris Tucker Talks About Chemotherapy

Locations:

  • Stanford Cancer Center
    875 Blake Wilbur Drive
    2nd Floor, Room CC2104
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Every Monday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.


  • Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
    450 Broadway
    Pavilion B, 3rd Floor, Room B35
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    Every Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Last Tuesday of the month: Spanish Speaking


  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, Room 3300B
    San Jose, CA 95124
    Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 


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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Various times and locations

Free

Call to register, or drop in. 650-725-9456
Class

Stanford Health Care's Supportive Care Program and Department of Radiation Therapy are excited to offer a weekly class introducing cancer patients to the Radiation Therapy Experience. We understand that the news of needing radiation, in the fight against your cancer, can be frightening and stressful. Your radiation therapy team is here to ease your mind, guide you, and answer all your questions about the entire process.

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2104
Stanford, CA 94304
For more information, please call: 650-725-9456
Every Thursday:  3:30 - 5:00pm

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Drive
3rd Floor, Conference Room 3300B
San Jose, CA 95124
For more information, please call: 669-233-2807
Every Thursday: 5:00 - 6:30pm

 


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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Every Thursday

Offered at the:
Stanford Cancer Center, Palo Alto
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay, San Jose

Free

Workshop

New research at Stanford shows that most doctors are reluctant to talk to their patients about what matters most to them in advance life care planning. The Stanford Letter Project, developed by Stanford Clinical Associate Professor, VJ Periyakoil, MD, will help you write a simple letter to your doctor about your values, life goals, and advance life care planning. 

 


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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3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Free

Next Date: 5/1
Call to register
Workshop

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:

"I love this group. I have found a way to speak the unspeakable, find joy, compassion, and realize that I am not alone on this journey. Through sharing our writings we find our way back to ourselves, the spark returns to our eyes and color in our faces. The positive support for our writings affirms our creativity and our humanity."
- Kate

Beginner 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 twice a the month with email prompts weekly on "off-session" weeks.

No registration is necessary; just drop in.

 

Locations
Writing Your Cancer Journey is offered at the following times and locations:

  • Hoover Pavilion
    211 Quarry Road
    Conference Room 208
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    First and third Wednesdays of the month
    No class April 5, 2017
    1:30 - 3:00 pm


  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor
    San Jose, CA 95124
    Second Wednesday of the month
    1:30 - 2:30 pm

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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Various days, times, and locations

Free

For questions, call:

Exercise and Fitness

New
Fitness

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.

Locations:

  • Stanford Cancer Center
    875 Blake Wilbur Drive
    1st Floor, Welcome Desk
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Every Tuesday: 10:30am; 11:30pm; and 12:30pm


  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, San Jose, CA 95124
    Every Wednesday: 11:30am and 12:30pm


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.
Various times and locations

Free

Call for appointment:
New
Fitness

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.

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

Every Tuesday

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Fitness

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.

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

Every Friday

Free

For questions call: 669-233-2807
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.

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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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
Fitness

Nia tones your mind and tunes your body. Each class brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is based on bringing pleasure, joy, play, and health to the body through movement.

Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit  - body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Nia is practiced barefoot, non-impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

No registration necessary, just drop in.

Every Wednesday
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    Every Friday
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
 

Ladera Oaks

3249 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028


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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Every Wednesday & Friday

Various Locations

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Fitness

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


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

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

Ever done Pilates? Never done Pilates? Either way, have some serious fun in this circuit through various pieces of Pilates equipment: reformers, towers, chair, and barrels. This class will help you learn or relearn how to move in a wonderful healthy environment designed to get you moving!


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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3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Tuesday

Definelt Personal Training and Wellness Studio

981 Industrial Road, Suite C
San Carlos, CA 94070

Call for appointment 650-725-9456
Fitness

Strength training using light to moderate weights, bands, and your own body weight will help combat the side effect of bone loss from chemotherapy.  This class will enhance body strength, balance, and flexibility.

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

Every Wednesday

 

For questions call: 699-233-2807
Fitness

Tai Chi has been refined into a slow, graceful and rhythmic exercise that stretches and tones the body, increases strength, flexibility, balance, and helps reduce stress and anxiety. The step by step teaching makes it easy to learn and follow. The friendly and positive atmosphere will help you achieve the goals of finding peace of mind and harmonizing internal energy.


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. - 3 p.m.

Every Monday

No class 4/10; 4/17; 4/24

Free

For questions call: 669-233-2807

Mind, Body, and Spirit

Class

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.

Please join us any time.

Stanford Cancer Center
Infusion Treatment Area
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Stanford

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Drive
3rd Floor, San Jose


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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Free

For questions please call:
Service

Healing Partners provides FREE Healing Touch sessions to men and women diagnosed with cancer who are under the active care of a physician - 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.

Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive form of energy work that promotes deep relaxation, and reduces stress. Other benefits of Healing Touch include managing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation including fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, pain, and lymphedema.  It also compliments other forms of cancer treatments.

Registration is required.


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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Once a week for 4, 6, 8, or 12 consecutive weeks.

Each session is 1 hour.

Sessions are held in healing studios, spas, etc.

Locations in: San Francisco, Burlingame, San Mateo, San Carlos, Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, Stanford, Mountain View, Los Altos, Campbell, San Jose, Carmel Valley, Seaside, and Monterey

Free

For questions or to register, call: Elizabeth Blackman 650-725-9461
Service

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

Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine
Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free parking is available in the "A" and "C" spaces located on the Palo Road side of the building.

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Free

For questions or to schedule an appointment, call: 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


WE'RE MOVING!

The Stanford Cancer Center has grown and needs more clinical space.  In order to meet increasing clinical needs, the HERS FIT shop will be moving out of its current space by December 31st, 2016.   While details about new location on the Stanford Hospital campus are identified, feel free to reach out to us at 650.497.6046.

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

Learn how to make a square for our Survivorship Quilt, scarves, hats, 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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11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Every Wednesday

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor waiting area
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free

For questions call: 650-725-9456
Service

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.

Space is limited, please call to register.


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.

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 5/15
To register call: 650-725-9456
Class

Receive instruction and guidance in Mindfulness Meditation, a blending of the ancient wisdom traditions and modern neuroscientific research, providing proven benefits in reducing stress and anxiety. No prior experience necessary.

No registration necessary; just drop in.

Days & Locations:

Every Tuesday
3:30pm-4:30pm

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

 

Every Thursday
2:00pm–3:00pm

    Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive, 3rd Floor, Conference room 3300A, San Jose, CA 95124


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 »

Various times and locations.

Free

For questions, call:
New
Class

This class will demonstrate scarf tying techniques for women undergoing cancer treatment who desire to incorporate scarfs into their everyday look or for that special occasion. Bring your own scarf if desired. Demonstration scarfs will be available as well. Participants will receive a new donated scarf to take home.

Stanford Women's Cancer Center            Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
900 Blake Wilbur Drive
1st Floor, Room W1084
Palo Alto, CA 94305
  2589 Samaritan Drive
3rd Floor, Room 3300AB
San Jose, CA 95124
Check back for more dates.   March 13, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 pm
    Space is limited, call to register:
669-233-2807

 

 

 

 

Stanford Cancer Center

   

Stanford Cancer Center


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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Offered once in Palo Alto and the South Bay.

FREE

Next Date: 3/13
Service

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 selecting a wig. 

Registration recommended, walk-ins welcomed.


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. - 2 p.m.

Second Thursday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/9, 4/13, 5/11
For questions call: 650-725-9456

Support Groups

New
Support Group

A support group designed specifically for the caregivers of BMT transplant patients.  Each session provides support, education, networking, and resource materials to caregivers who are coping with a loved who has been diagnosed with cancer.

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.


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 »



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 p.m.

Every Wednesday
The 4th Wednesday of each month, sessions start at 1:30pm

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2103

Getting Here »

Free

For questions, please call: 650-725-9456
New
Support Group

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.

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10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 5/20
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Event

Open to patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, myeloma, or myelodysplastic syndromes. This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to members who could benefit from meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. 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 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Second Wednesday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Drive
3rd Floor, Conference Room 3300AB
San Jose, CA 95124

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 3/8, 4/12, 5/10
For questions please call: 669-233-2807
Support Group

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.

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

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

Last Thursday of each month

 

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 3/30, 4/27, 5/25
For questions, call: 650-343-4791 / 415-661-1442
New
Support Group

A support group designed to provide support, education, networking and resource materials to caregivers who are coping with a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Registration is recommended, however drop-ins are welcome.


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.

Third Thursday of the month

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 2/16, 3/16
For questions, please call: 650-725-9456

This group is open to all patients, families, and support, 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.

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

Fourth Wednesday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Rooms CC2013 and CC2104
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/22, 4/26, 5/24
For questions, call: 650-743-4672
Support Group

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.

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

First and third Thursdays of the month

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

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Free

Next Date: 3/16, 4/6, 4/20
For questions, please call: 650-725-9456
Support Group

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.

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

First Tuesday of every month

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/7, 4/4, 5/2
For questions, please call: 650-223-1422
Support Group

Open to patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma, or myelodysplastic syndromes. This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to members who could benefit from meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. Family support groups work in conjunction with a patient’s medical treatment. 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.

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

Second Tuesday of the month.

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/14,4/11, 5/9
For questions, please call: 650-308-6274
Support Group

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

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

First Wednesday of every month

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 4/5, 5/3, 6/7
For questions, please call: 650-353-8571
Support Group

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.

 

Current Talk:

March 2, 2017 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on June 1, 2017.

Past Talks:

December 1, 2016: "New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 10th International Congress on Meningiomas, June 2016" by Steven D. Chang, MD Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

September 1, 2016: "New Advances in Radiosurgery for Meningiomas" by Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Stanford University

June 2, 2016: "What causes Meningiomas to develop in the first place?" by Steven Chang, MD Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 3, 2016: Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussions" by Clem Ho MD, Stanford Radiation Oncology, and Christopher Bilbao, DO, Stanford Neurosurgery. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Nov. 5, 2015: "Treatment Options for Memory Loss and Cognitive Problems due to Meningiomas" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 9, 2015: "What Does it Mean When You Have Multiple Meningiomas?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 7, 2015: "The Genetics of Meningioma" by Achal Achrol, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University 

March 5, 2015: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussions" by Patrick Swift, MD, Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

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.

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

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 6/1
For questions, please call: 650-725-9456
Support Group

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.

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

First Friday of each month

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/3, 4/7, 5/5
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Support Group

This group is for our TTR patients who regularly sit through speaker presentations that focus on the AL type of amyloidosis. This meeting is one you will really want to attend.  


Join us in a supportive environment to share experiences, concerns, and knowledge of amyloidosis. Open to patients, families, and support. 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.


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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10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

April 22 - Stanford
July 15 - Prothena Biosciences - Changed
October 21 - Stanford

Kaiser Medical Center
1425 S. Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor Conference Rooms 2103-2105
Stanford, CA 94305

Prothena Biosciences (7/15/17 only)
331 Oyster Point Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA

Getting Here »

Refreshments provided.

Free

Support Group

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.

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

Second Wednesday of every month

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/8, 4/12, 5/10
For questions, please call: 650-743-4672
New
Support Group
Led by: Matthew Kendra, PhD

Quitting smoking is not an easy task.  The Tobacco Cessation Program at Stanford Health Care focuses on providing the latest comprehensive, individualized, evidence-based treatment to help patients quit smoking or tobacco. The Program is covered by most insurance plans (except MediCal) and includes: 

  • One-on-one meeting to build motivation and develop an individualized treatment plan
  • Group behavioral therapy
  • Mindfulness skills coaching
  • Support and education
  • Streamlined referral for nicotine replacement therapy and medications 

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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The group is 8 week long program and members are welcome to stay beyond the program.

To join the group, call and Select option 2: 650-498-9111
Support Group

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.

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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: 3/11, 4/8, 5/13
For questions, call Chaplain Resident Rev. Yona Park: 408-966-1676

Yoga

Fitness
Led by: Lorien Neargarder

Gentle yoga postures are introduced to imporve total body conditioning, increase mobility and range of motion, improve circulatory flow, and relieve muscle tention. Practice assumes student is able to get to the floor using assistance.

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

 

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness

This gentle yoga class will use guided meditation, breath work, gentle movements, therapeutic poses, and soulful music. Focus will be on reducing stress, fatigue and pain, as well as finding joy and relaxation through creative movement.

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

Free

For questions call: 669-233-2807
Fitness

This deeply relaxing and restful class will use restorative yoga poses done primarily on the floor with the support of bolsters, blankets, blocks, and chairs. Designed to nurture, nourish and renew the body, mind and spirit.

Days & Locations:

Every Monday
1:30pm - 2:45pm

Samyama Yoga
2995 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94305
Getting here»

 

Every Wednesday
2:00pm - 3:15pm
No class 3/29/17

YogaSource
16185 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95032
Getting here»

 

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.

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Various days and locations

Free

For questions, call:
Fitness

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!

Days & Locations

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

    Samyama Yoga
    2995 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

Every Sunday
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
No class 4/16/17 - Holiday

    YogaSource
    16185 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95032

 

 

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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Various days and locations.

Free

For questions, call:

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