Telephone: 650-725-9456
 

Telephone: 669-233-2807
 

Telephone: 650-725-9456
 

New

This presentation will be focused on cancer prevention which includes prevention of recurrence. It will provide you with information about current nutritional guidelines for those trying to prevent cancer as well as the person with cancer trying to prevent recurrence or progression.

Patients ages 50+ are welcomed to join.

Registration required.  To register email ACCC@avenidas.org. Please include the following:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Class name or #7960

Hosted by: Avenidas Chinese Community Center

講座將重點討論癌症預防,包括預防癌症復發。講座將為希望預防癌症以及預防復發或惡化的人提供最新的營養指南資訊。

歡迎 50 歲以上的患者參加。

參與講座須預先報名,請傳送電子郵件至 ACCC@avenidas.org 報名。請在郵件中寫明您的姓名、電話號碼、講座名稱和編號,報名成功的參與者會收到講座的電子郵件 Zoom 連結資訊。


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 »

無論患者在何處接受診療,斯坦福支持療護計劃都會為所有患者提供免費課程、工作坊、健身班、服務及支持。

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

2021 年 4 月 28 日
下午 12:30 到 1:30

Offered in English and Mandarin (live interpreter)
英語和國語 (即時口譯)

Zoom
Zoom information will be emailed to registered participants. 

FREE

New

Free class with Sephora

Join beauty experts from Sephora and connect with others in a fun, supportive setting. Learn how to address the visible effects of cancer treatments from the comfort of home. In this live 60-minute interactive class you’ll get soothing skincare tips and see how to restore complexion glow and the appearance of brows or lashes using clean formula products. 

Each class is limited to 30 people.

Friday, April 23 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. REGISTER by 4/12
Tuesday, May 4 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. REGISTER by 4/20
Friday, May 21 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. REGISTER by 5/7

Registration is required.  Select a date and click 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.

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

Zoom

FREE

Next Date: 4/23, 5/4, 5/21
For questions call or email us 669-233-2807
Workshop

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

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

Registration required.  Call or email 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 »

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Online

FREE

Next Date: 2/18, 3/10, 4/1, 5/12
To register or for questions, call or email us 650-725-9456
Service

Finding health-related information on the Internet that is reliable, current, and evidence-based takes knowledge and skill. With a focus on neuroscience, medical librarians are available to share good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online.

Medical librarians are available library hours and 24/7 via our Research Request form.


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 Cancer Center
650-736-1960 

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
408-353-0197

Our branches are closed, but our librarians are eager to help you find reliable information.
Call or email us.

FREE

Class

Online Class

We know that there is a lot to think about and learn when you need radiation therapy. You may be wondering what radiation therapy is, what the experience is like at Stanford Health Care, and how to prepare. You may also be wondering how you will manage treatment along with work, school, responsibilities, relationships, and life in general.  

This is why we have created an online radiation therapy experience program to help you feel informed, comfortable, and confident with your external beam radiation treatment at Stanford Health Care. 

This program will answer many of your questions, including:

  • What is the radiation therapy like at Stanford Health Care and what is the process?
  • What are the side effects and how can I manage them?
  • Why do I need to have a simulation visit and how do I prepare for that?
  • Who will I see when I go for my radiation therapy?
  • When will I find out my radiation therapy schedule?
  • What should I do if I don’t understand something?
  • How can I cope with the feelings and emotions that I have?

What you’ll learn

  • What radiation therapy is and how it treats cancer  
  • About radiation therapy experience at Stanford Health Care:
    - How to prepare for the treatment experience
    - What to expect and do during treatment
    - What comes next after treatment

Online health class for learning how to prepare and what to expect before, during and after your radiation therapy experience at Stanford Health Care. Best of all, this flexible, digital program is available any time - simply click on the link.

Taught by: Susan Payrovi, M.D.

Whether you are in good health or dealing with chronic health issues, this course will teach you what it takes to achieve optimal health from the inside out. Lasting change comes from understanding the rationale for healthy habits and having the social support to guide you towards lifestyle change.  In this course, you will learn what it takes to achieve your best health, alongside other like-minded people on the same journey.

Susan Payrovi, M.D., holds board certifications in Anesthesiology, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and Integrative Medicine, with additional training in Functional Medicine and acupuncture.

Cost: Each weekly session is billed to your insurance as a shared medical appointment with a Stanford physician specialist.

Lecture Topics

  • The Mind Body Connection
  • Nutrition
  • Healthy Sleep
  • Exercise And Movement
  • Toxins And Detox
  • Vitamins And Supplements
  • Complementary Therapies
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesdays, Jan 19 – Mar 09
Tuesdays, Apr 20 – Jun 08

This event will be administered over Zoom Video Conferencing.


Please call the clinic for class times on Tuesday.

 

Video Class

To register, please call Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine at: 650-498-5566
Class

Learn what every cancer patient needs to know about lymphedema - what causes it, the early signs and symptoms, how to decrease your risk, and what resources are available.

Registration required. To register, call 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 »

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Second and fourth Mondays of the month
No class: 5/24, 6/28

TELEPHONE

Getting Here »

Free

New

If you are interested in learning more about nutrition as you begin treatment, this online class is for you! This information is for patients diagnosed within the last year or are less than 2 weeks into their cancer treatment.

Registration is required.  To register, email: marguting@stanfordhealthcare.org.

2021 Nutrition and Cancer Series

January 13       Cancer-Fighting Foods
February 10   Eating the Rainbow for Cancer Prevention
March 10   Reducing the Risk of Cancer Recurrence
April 14   Plant-Based Nutrition and Cancer
May 12   Eating in Season for Cancer Prevention
June 9   Inflammation and Cancer
July 14   Debunking Cancer Myths
August 11   Physical Activity for People with Cancer
September 8   The Link Between Diet and Development of Cancer
October 13   Breast Cancer Nutrition
November 10   Decoding the New Food Labels
December 8   Obesity and 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.

 

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

2nd Wednesday of the month

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 5/12, 6/9
For questions, call or email: 925-734-3315
New
Class

If you are interested in learning more about nutrition as you begin treatment, this class is for you!  This information is for patients diagnosed within the last year or less than 2 weeks into their cancer treatment. 

Registration required.  Call or email 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 »

Online 30-minute class available:

Tuesday: 2nd & 4th of the month
No class: 5/25
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Thursday: 2nd & 4th of the month
No class: 5/27
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Friday: 1st & 3rd of the month
No class: 7/1
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Telephone

FREE

Workshop

This class will demonstrate techniques for head scarf tying.   For this class, we recommend having scarves to practice with (including thin square and rectangular shapes), as well as hair ties or rubber bands. 

Registration required. To register, email us.

 

 

 

 

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 »

February 11, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 10, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Online via Zoom

FREE

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 an overview of what to expect when you come for your appointment at the infusion center.

Registration is required. Call us.

Class Presentation:

Managing and Understanding Your Chemotherapy (English PDF)

管理和理解您的癌症治療 (Chinese Traditional PDF)

管理和理解您的癌症治疗 (Chinese Simplified PDF)

がん治管理和理解您的癌症治疗療の 管理とその理解 (Japanese PDF)

Cómo afrontar y entender su quimioterapia (PDF Español)

Quản lý và Hiểu biết về Điều trị Ung thư của quý vị (PDF Vietnamese)

Video:

Oncology Nurse Chris Tucker Talks About Chemotherapy.


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 »

4/5: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
4/15:    3:30pm – 5:00pm
4/19: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
4/27: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 4/5, 4/15, 4/19, 4/27

Mind, Body, Spirit

New

Free class with Sephora

Join beauty experts from Sephora and connect with others in a fun, supportive setting. Learn how to address the visible effects of cancer treatments from the comfort of home. In this live 60-minute interactive class you’ll get soothing skincare tips and see how to restore complexion glow and the appearance of brows or lashes using clean formula products. 

Each class is limited to 30 people.

Friday, April 23 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. REGISTER by 4/12
Tuesday, May 4 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. REGISTER by 4/20
Friday, May 21 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. REGISTER by 5/7

Registration is required.  Select a date and click 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.

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

Zoom

FREE

Next Date: 4/23, 5/4, 5/21
For questions call or email us 669-233-2807
Service

Healing Touch is a holistic energy therapy that supports healing on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Practitioners use gentle techniques to balance, clear, and energize the human energy field so that an individual's immune system can better support self-healing.

Healing Touch complements traditional cancer therapy and can support a reduction of anxiety, depression, fatigue and nausea, lymphedema and neuropathy. Healing Touch providers are able to connect with clients via video or phone for sessions.

If you have never experienced a Healing Touch session and want to discover the benefits schedule an appointment today.


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 »

 

VIDEO or TELEPHONE

Free

Class

Creating a regular meditation practice has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Receive instruction and practice in this blend of ancient wisdom traditions and modern neuroscientific research. Enjoy the peace and power of taking a pause in your day and learning valuable new skills that will serve you during treatment and beyond. Beginners welcome.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford 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 Supportive Care Program »

Every Monday - REGISTER
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No class: 1/18, 5/24, 5/31, 6/28

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
No class: 5/25, 6/29

Every Thursday - REGISTER
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
No class: 5/27, 7/1

Zoom

FREE

New

El programa de recursos internos para el estrés fue desarrollado por  la psicóloga Lynn C. Waelde, Ph.D., profesora en Palo Alto University y profesora clínica asociada en la Facultad de Medicina de Stanford University. Esta clase tiene una base científica y consiste en sesiones semanales donde aprenderá estrategias para disminuir el estrés y mejorar su bienestar general. La clase es gratuita y en español, y proporciona una variedad de técnicas de conciencia plena, entre las que se incluyen ejercicios de visualización guiada, respiración consciente y meditación. Al aprender distintas técnicas, usted puede elegir las que mejor se adapten a su vida cotidiana. Los participantes tendrán acceso a las grabaciones y a un manual de práctica que podrá usar entre cada sesión.  Adriana Panting, candidata del programa de doctorado en psicología clínica en Palo Alto University y traductora del manual del participante “Recursos internos para el estrés” al español, impartirá esta clase. ¡Se anima a que participen junto a algún acompañante, ya sea un familiar o cuidador!

Se requiere inscripción previa. Haga clic en INSCRIBIRSE o llámenos.


El Programa de cuidados de apoyo de Stanford ofrece clases gratuitas, talleres, clases de acondicionamiento físico, servicios y apoyo a todos los pacientes sin importar dónde reciben su atención médica.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Todos los sábados
sesión de seguimiento: el 24/jul
No habrá sesión: el 8/may, 29/may

Zoom

Next Date: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12
Service

Special online resources

American Cancer Society - Tender Loving Care
Wigs and hair loss products at affordable prices.

Milano Collection
Free personalized virtual wig consultations.


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

Fitness

This chair ­­­yoga class is designed to safely provide caregivers and patients with a set of moderate, stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises. This yoga sequence proceeds with gentle breathing, attitude bolstering, warmups, and standing balances (with chair support). For deepening relaxation, it uses a mindfulness bell to promote one-pointed focus.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

To better prepare you for this online offering, the following items are recommended:

  • A sturdy upright chair, such as a dining table chair.
    - Preferable one that doesn't swivel or have wheels
    - Your feet should touch the ground
  • Folded blanket or thin pad on the seat for comfort. 

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

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Wednesday
No class: 12/23, 12/30, 5/26, 6/30

ONLINE

FREE

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.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

To better prepare you for this online offering, the following items are recommended:

  • Weights (1, 2, 3 lbs), water bottles, or cans of soup 
  • Resistance bands
  • Yoga block or tissue box 
  • Small exercise ball
  • Throw pillow 
  • Yoga mat, towel, or blanket
  • Yoga strap, belt, scarf, or necktie
  • Bolsters or large cushions from couch or outdoor furniture 
  • Small towel
  • Mirror (full length) or large mirrors in area where you are working out
  • Water bottle for hydration 
  • Solid surface to help with balance and modified push-ups (dining room chair, kitchen table, island, or wall)

Not all items will be used in each class.


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: 5/25, 6/29

Zoom

FREE

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.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

To better prepare you for this online offering, the following items are recommended:

  • Bolster or rolled beach towels
  • A strap, theraband, or a tie
  • Light weights (ok if none are available)
  • Yoga block or additional towels to support one's head

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.

Every Thursday
No class: 5/27, 7/1

Zoom

Free

Gentle yoga postures are introduced to improve total body conditioning, increase mobility and range of motion, improve circulatory flow, and relieve muscle tension. These classes are for students who can get on the floor without help.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call 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 »

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No Class: 5/25, 6/29

Every Thursday - REGISTER
9:30 am - 10:30 am
No Class: 5/27, 7/1

Zoom

Free

Moving to Heal is movement as medicine and is for anyone seeking a gentler movement practice to compliment and facilitate healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. We define healing simply as, “I feel better.” In this class, students learn how to personalize movement to adapt to their comfort and health needs. A part of the Nia technique, Moving to Heal increases flexibility, mobility, stability, strength and reduces stress.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call 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 »

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Every Monday
No class: 5/24, 5/31, 6/28

Zoom

FREE

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.  Select the day and click on the time that best works for you.

Every Wednesday
No class: 5/26, 6/30
11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm

Every Thursday
No class: 5/27, 7/1
10:30am, 11:30am

Every Friday
No class: 5/28, 6/25, 7/2
12:30pm and 1:30pm


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.

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

Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

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.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

To better prepare you for this online offering, the following items are recommended:

  • Yoga mat (optional)
  • Blanket or large beach towel 
  • Yoga bolster or bed pillows (2) 
  • Yoga blocks (2) or throw pillows from your couch or bed 
  • Eye pillow or hand towel to place over your eyes
  • Folding chair or dining chair
  • Access to a wall

What patients say:

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

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

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


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

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

Every Monday - REGISTER
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
No class: 12/21, 12/28, 1/18, 5/24, 5/31, 6/28

Every Wednesday - REGISTER
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
No class: 12/23, 12/30, 5/26, 6/30

Zoom

FREE

Strengthen with Purpose is a strength/resistance training class, that helps you maintain and build strong muscles. Increasing muscle mass can help improve your balance, reduce fatigue, and maintain bone density. We use mats, light weights, bands, balls and body weight as tools to enhance range of motion, flexibility, balance, and muscular strength. Designed to improve physical function to support activities of daily living.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER, or call 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 »

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Every Thursday
No class: 5/27, 7/1

New

This Tai Chi class will help build balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength and can be performed by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Tai Chi strengthens the body, quiets and calms the mind and emotions, and improves overall health and well-being.
Registration required. Click REGISTER or call us.

 

這門網上太極課程可幫您增强平衡感、協調性、柔韌性和力量。任何人,不論年齡或身體條件,均可嘗
試。太極可強建體魄,放鬆平復心靈和情緒,改善整體身體健康和狀態。

參與課程須提前註冊。請在這裡註冊: https://stanfordhealthcare.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsf-isrzstHtR4f1SwL9nZEXSQqqSQTuZa

如有任何疑問,請致電或發送電子郵件:
Email: SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org
Phone: 650-725-9456/699-233-2807


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

不論患者在何處接受護理,斯坦福支持護理計畫為所有患者提供免費課程、工作坊、健身課程等多項服務和支持。

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Monday
No class: 5/24, 5/31, 6/28 

每週週一
休課日期:5 月 24日 和 6 月 28 日

This online Tai Chi class will help you build balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength and can be performed by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Tai Chi strengthens the body, quiets and calms the mind and emotions, and improves overall health and well-being.   

Registration required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


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

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
No class: 5/25, 6/29

Every Thursday - REGISTER
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
No class: 5/27, 7/1

Zoom

FREE

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

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call 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 »

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Every Wednesday
No class: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 5/26, 6/30

Zoom

Free

Support Group

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

Registration required.  Contact Elizabeth Kerr, MSW at 650-308-6274 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.

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

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

Second Thursday of the month

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10
For questions call: 650-308-6274
Support Group

We partner with Bay Area Cancer Connections (BACC) for our breast cancer support groups. BACC provides various support groups throughout the Bay Area to facilitate the opportunity for individuals to discuss their experiences, share ideas and provide support to one another. These groups and activities are voluntary associations of social support and are meant to encourage and inspire.

Support groups include:

  • Breast Cancer Newly Diagnosed & In-Treatment
  • DCIS
  • Hereditary Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Online Breast and Ovarian Support Group via Zoom
  • Ovarian Cancer Networking Group
  • Recovery & Renewal
  • Spanish Language Breast Cancer
  • Young Women's Breast Cancer Group

Please see schedule for a listing of times and events.

Call or email for additional information (650) 326-6686
New
Support Group

Women diagnosed with breast cancer may feel overwhelmed with worry and fears. This group is for women who are in or just starting treatment.

For more information call 925-734-3315 or email ltechel@stanfordhealthcare.org


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

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

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
No class: 5/27

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 4/22, 5/13, 6/10, 6/24
For questions please call 925-734-3315
New

 

Are you caring for a loved one with cancer? Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you want to talk to someone? Would you like to speak to others going through the same experience, or would you like to just take a moment for yourself?

Come join us for our new Cancer Caregiver Support Group. This is an ongoing peer-led group offering emotional, educational, psychosocial and spiritual support.

For more information call 925-734-3315 or email ltechel@stanfordhealthcare.org


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

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

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month

ONLINE

FREE

For questions, please call: 925-734-3315
Support Group

 

This educational and support program is designed for people with cancer and their loved ones. Participants learn how to manage their health to keep active and improve their lives. No registration is required.

For more information call 925-734-3315 or email CancerSupportiveCare@StanfordHealthCare.org


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

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

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Tuesday
No class: 9/8, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

ONLINE

FREE

For questions please call 925-734-3315
Support Group

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

Registeration is required.   Please email Anyani Partida at apartida@stanfordhealthcare.org 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.

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

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

First Tuesday of every month

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1
Support Group

Offered online via Zoom, this support group is 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.

Registration is required. Contact Elizabeth Kerr, MSW at 650-308-6274 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.

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

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

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8
For questions or to register, 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.

Registration required.  Call 650-353-8571.


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

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

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

First Wednesday of every month

Zoom

FREE

Next Date: 12/2, 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2
To register or for questions, please call Jenny Bosch, LCSW: 650-353-8571
Support Group

Virtual Support Group
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
5:30 p.m.

Topic: Meningioma case presentations and panel discussion featuring Department of Neurosurgery Professors, Steven D. Chang, MD, Maleeha Ahmed, MD, and Antonio Meola, MD from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Registration required.  To register, click here.


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.

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


Benefits of attending a local support group include:

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

Past Talks:

December 2, 2020: "Cyberknife Radiosurgery for Treatment of Meningioma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 2, 2020: "Which meningiomas should not be treated?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

December 4, 2019: Cancelled

September 4, 2019: "Coping with the diagnosis of a Meningioma​", by Bret Schneider, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

March 6, 2019: "Different Radiation Options for Meningiomas" by Antonio Meola, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University.

December 6, 2018: "How to manage symptoms and side effects related to meningiomas and their treatment" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 6, 2018: Canceled

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

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.

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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Support Group

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

Registration is required.  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.

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

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

Second Wednesday of the month

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9
For questions, or to register please call Trish Racine 650-743-4672

The Cancer Supportive Care Program in partnership with Silicon Valley Prostate Cancer offers various support groups throughout the Bay Area.  These support groups give patients an opportunity to discuss their experiences, share ideas and provide support to one another.   Groups and activities are voluntary associations of social support and are meant to encourage and inspire.

Support groups offered by Silicon Valley Prostrate Cancer include:

  • Prostate Cancer education and Support Group
  • Advanced Prostate Cancer
  • San Jose Prostate Cancer Support Group

FREE

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