Lectures

New
Lecture
Presenter: Maria Juarez-Reyes MD, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

Stress is common. Learn how the body responds to stress and causes physical symptoms such as: fatigue, headache, stomach pain, sleep, and mood disturbances.  Tools for stress management like exercise and mindfulness will be discussed.

Registration 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.

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

Monday, August 27, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Redwood City Downtown Library

1044 Middlefield Road
Community Room
Redwood City, CA 94063

Getting Here »

FREE

Call to register: 650-725-9456
New
Lecture
Presenter: Sheila Lahijani MD Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford

Many cancer patients have sleep problems. Sleep is needed for good health.  Dr. Lahijani will talk about sleep disorders cancer patients may have and how they affect cognition.

Registration 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.

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Hoover Pavilion
Stanford Health Library

211 Quarry Road, Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Call to register: 650-725-9456

Services

New
Workshop

Stanford conducts research called clinical trials - to evaluate new approaches to cancer treatment. 

For more information, contact us.

 


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 »

 

FREE

For questions, please call 650-725-9456
New
Service

Finding current, reliable health information on the internet requires knowledge and skill.  Meet with a Stanford Medical Librarian to learn good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online.

For questions or to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a call Medical Librarian at a location near you.


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 »

Stanford Health Library

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA

Call 650-736-1960 

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

Call 408-353-0197

FREE

Service

Learn techniques to reduce the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.  This American Cancer Society service is open to female cancer patients in active treatment.

Registration 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.

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

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 7/16, 9/17, 11/19
To register call: 650-725-9456
Service

Wigs are available for women undergoing cancer treatment.  In partnership with the American Cancer Society, and experienced Stanford volunteer is on hand to personally assist in wig selection.

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
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13
For questions call: 650-725-9456

Classes & Workshops

New

Helping a loved one through cancer treatment can be stressful.  The Caregiver Workshop gives caregivers and family members skills and resources to help:

  • 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

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. - 7 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center:  7/26, 10/18

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay: 9/25, 12/11

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

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

Free

Call to register: 669-233-2807

Healing touch is a research-based therapy that uses gentle hand techniques by trained practitioners.  It provides relaxation and stress reduction to manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

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.

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.

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

Monday and Thursdays
5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
No offering: 7/2, 7/5, 9/3, 9/6, 11/22, 12/24, 12/27, 12/31, 1/3/19

Also offered on a day, time, and location near you.
See Healing Partners flyer.

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

The repetitive rhythm and movements of knitting and crocheting offers many relaxing qualities for the mind and body.  No experience is necessary.  This group is open to all patients, their families, and caregivers regardless of level of experience or time available.  Supplies are provided and volunteers are present to teach beginners.   Be it a new activity, or a project you have been working on, stop by and join in the conversation.

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. - 1 p.m.

Every Wednesday

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor waiting area (next to the main elevators)
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free

For questions call: 650-725-9456
Class

Patients who have undergone cancer treatments may be at risk for the development of lymphedema. In this session, you will learn about the causes, and how to identify early signs and symptoms.  You will also learn about ways to decrease your risk of developing lymphedema, and steps you can take to be proactive in reducing your risk. This session is held by appointment with a Stanford Lymphedema nurse.

Registration 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.

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
No class: 12/24

Stanford Cancer Center

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10,8, 10/22, 11/12, 11/26, 12/10
For questions please call: 650-725-9456
Class

Are you or someone you care for about to start chemotherapy for the first time?  An experienced oncology nurse provides up to date information about your chemotherapy, biotherapy or immunotherapy along with a tour of the infusion center.

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
    Palo Alto, CA 94305
    Every Monday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
    No class: 9/3, 12/24, 12/31
    Registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.
    650-725-9456


  • 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.
    No class: 12/25
    Registration Required
    650-724-6140


  • 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. 
    Registration Required
    669-233-2807

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

Receive instruction and guidance in Mindfulness Meditation. This is a blend 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.

Every Tuesday            Every Thursday
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
No class: 7/3, 9/4, 11/20, 12/25, 1/1/19   No class: 7/5, 9/6, 11/22, 12/27, 1/3/19
     
Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Road
2nd Floor, Conference Room 208
Palo Alto, CA 94304
  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 »

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Various times and locations.

Free

For questions, call:
New
Class

If you are interested in learning more about nutrition as you begin treatment, this class is for you!   A cancer dietitian will teach you about nutrition-related side effects from cancer treatment.  This class is for patients who have been diagnosed in the last 3 months or are less than 2 weeks into their cancer treatment.  Patients and caregivers are welcome to attend together.

Registration required.


First and third Thursday
of the month
           Second and fourth Tuesday
of the month
No class: 7/5, 9/6, 1/3/19   No class: 12/25   
Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room 2104
Palo Alto, CA 94305
      Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Drive
3rd Floor, Room 3300
San Jose, CA 95124
Call: 650-725-9456   Call: 669-233-2807

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 »

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

Offered in Palo Alto and the South Bay

FREE

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.

Registration 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.

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

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

Every Thursday

FREE

For more information, please call: 669-233-2807

This class will demonstrate techniques for head scarf tying.  Bring your own scarf from home to practice with during class.

Registration required.

July 25       October 17
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Helen Salzman Boutique   Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
900 Blake Wilbur Drive
1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
  2589 Samaritan Drive
3rd Floor, Room 3300B
San Jose, CA 
Call: 650-725-9456   Call: 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.

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

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Offered in two locations.

FREE

Next Date: 7/25, 10/17
Call to register:

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

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. - 3:30 p.m.

First Wednesday of the month

FREE

Next Date: 8/1, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5
For questions, call Chaplain Resident Rev. Yona Park: 408-966-1149
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.

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

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
New
Workshop

This class helps patients and caregivers come to terms with the impact and meaning of cancer in their lives. Writing about your cancer experiences can help you find healing and peace. Join this safe, supportive community to writing during your cancer journey. Beginner and experienced writers are welcome!

No registration is necessary, just drop in.

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

 


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.

Third Wednesday of the month

Free

Next Date: 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19
For questions, call: 650-725-9456

Exercise and Fitness

New
Fitness

Weekly classes to focus on core strength, functional movement and stability. The class uses bands and an individual’s own body weight to enhance range of motion, flexibility, balance and strength.

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 »

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

Every Tuesday
No class: 7/3, 9/4, 11/20, 12/25,1/1/19 

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Fitness

Practicing core stability can improve your range of motion, reduce musculature pain, improve back strength, and increase flexibility. The mindfulness aspect of this training renews energy, reduces stress and anxiety, and rejuvenates awareness of the body, mind, and spirit. This is the first step to regaining overall physical confidence and comfort.

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
No class: 7/6, 9/7, 11/23, 12/28, 1/4/19 

Free

For questions call: 669-233-2807
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.

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

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

This mind/body conditioning program combines martial arts, modern dance, and yoga into a workout that is set to music. It empowers patients to connect with their body, mind, emotions, 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 »

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Every Wednesday
No class: 7/4, 9/5, 11/21, 12/26, 1/2

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Free

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

Experienced and certified exercise specialists are available to meet with you to develop an exercise plan. Sessions are one-hour and follow-up phone calls are included.

Registration required.

Every Wednesday Every Thursday
11:30am and 12:30pm   10:30am; 11:30pm; and 12:30pm
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Drive
3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95124
  Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
1st Floor, Welcome Desk
Palo Alto, CA 94305


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 »

Free

Call for appointment:
Fitness

Tai Chi is a slow, graceful and rhythmic exercise. It stretches and tones the body, increases strength, flexibility, and 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.

Every Monday          Every Thursday
1:45pm - 3:15pm    12:00pm -1:00pm
No class: 7/2, 9/3, 11/19, 12/24, 12/31   No class: 7/2, 9/3, 11/19, 12/24, 12/31
YogaSource   Ladera Oaks
16185 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
 
  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.

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

Every Monday & Thursday

Free

New
Fitness

Yoga is a total body conditioning activity.  It can increase mobility and range of motion, improve circulatory flow, and relieve muscular tension.  These clases are for students who can get on the floor without help.

No registration necessary, just drop in.

  Palo Alto   Los Gatos
  Samyama Yoga   YogaSource
  2995 Middlefield Road   16185 Los Gatos Blvd.
       
Mondays: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm           2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Wednesdays: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm   2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Thursdays: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm   n/a
Sundays: n/a   2:00 pm - 3:00 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.

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

FREE

For questions, please call: 650-725-9456

Support Groups

Hosted by Northern Californa Amyloidosis

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.

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

Sunday, October 21, 2018
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center

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

Getting Here »

FREE

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. 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: 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12
For questions please call: 669-233-2807
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 »

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Every Wednesday
No class:  7/4, 8/29, 10/31

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2104
Palo Alto, CA 

Getting Here »

Free

For questions, please call: 650-725-9456
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.

Walk-ins 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. - 7:30 p.m.

Last Thursday of each month
No meeting: 12/27

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Free

Next Date: 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29
New
Support Group

This group offers encouragement, hope, education, and emotional support to patients diagnosed with liver, rectal, gallbladder, colon, and esophagus cancer. Caregivers are welcome as well.


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.

Fourth Wednesday of the month
Starting July 25th
No meeting: 12/26    

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2103-2104
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 7/25, 8/22, 9/26, 10/24, 11/28
For questions please call: 650-743-4672

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
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/20
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.

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
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA, 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4
For questions, please call: 650-223-1422
New
Support Group

This group provides encouragement, hope, education, information, and support to all kidney cancer patients, family members, and caregivers. The group is available to those newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or recovering. 

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 Thursday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2103

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13
For questions call: 650-308-6274
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.

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

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

Second Tuesday of the month.

Stanford Cancer Center

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

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11
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.

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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
No meeting: 7/4

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Ground Floor, Room G109
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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FREE

Next Date: 8/1, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5
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.

Next Talk:

June 7, 2018: "Tricks and techniques to managing meningiomas in difficult locations", by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 6, 2018: TBA

December 6, 2018: TBA

Past Talks:

December 7, 2017: "Headaches and seizures in meningioma patients: Presenting symptoms and Management strategies"    by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford Neurosurgery

June 1, 2017: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Steven Chang, MD and Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

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, Room CC2103
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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FREE

Next Date: 9/6, 12/6
For questions, please call: 650-725-9456
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A support group designed to facilitate the exchange of information between people living with multiple myeloma.

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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. - 1 p.m.

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

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Free

Next Date: 9/15
For questions, 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.

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

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

First Friday of each month
No meeting 7/6, 12/7

Stanford Cancer Center

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

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FREE

Next Date: 8/3, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Support Group

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

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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.

Second Wednesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Rooms CC2104-CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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FREE

Next Date: 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12
For questions, please call: 650-743-4672
Support Group
Facilitated by: Lauren Legnitto, MSW, Social Worker Sarcoma Service, Cancer Center Jocelyn Malott, RN MSN FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner Orthopedic Tumor Surgery Nancy Brook, RN MSN FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner Orthopedic Tumor Surgery

Come and join our Sarcoma Support group to help build fellowship and connection between patients who have undergone similar life situations and experiences. Our goal is to provide a venue for patients to share their feelings, insights into their care, their home experiences, and families dealing with their care. It will also provide information from various speakers on selected topics. This group is open to patients, families, and their caregivers.

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 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Third Thursday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2103
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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FREE

Next Date: 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20
For questions call: 650-575-6685

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