Classes

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.

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

Various times and locations

Free

Call to register, or drop in. 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:

Concerts

New
Concert
Performed by: Various Artists

WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 12:30PM
PETER DI BONO — Showtunes & Standards
Peter DiBono, one of San Francisco’s premier Accordionists, will be performing standards and showtunes with his band featuring Harriet Newhart on violin and Steve Hanson on bass. Peter’s trio interprets classic showtunes and standards with virtuosity and passion. If you love this music, you’ll love this band!

FRIDAY MAY 5, 12:30PM
HUGO WAINZINGER’S LATIN REVIEW — The Music of Mexico
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Don’t miss this great concert serving up an offering of the music of Mexico. If you are a fan of Latin Music you are in for a treat. If you are not familiar with the music, this is the perfect concert to get acquainted with the beautiful, passionate genre expertly performed by Hugo Wainzinger and his ensemble.

WEDNESDAY MAY 10, 12:30PM
JOHN WORLEY, JR. — Eclectic Jazz
Flugelhorn Artist John Worley Jr. is adept at a multitude of styles, he has played with many national and international artists in Canada, Europe, Central and North America. Combining great technique with potent lyricism, Worley has created a unique sound. His music touches on all corners of the Americas, riding a world chart of bop, straight-ahead jazz, tango, Afro-Cuban and more.

FRIDAY MAY 12, 12:30PM
THE AIRS OF LOVE —17th-20th Century Classical Music
Great songs and arias by Handel, Mozart, Bizet, Debussy, Chopin, Piazzolla, Barber, and Ives will be performed by mezzo-soprano Solmaaz Adeli; Julie Poklewski, piano; Robin Snyder, cello; Benett Zussman, guitar. They will present the world’s best repertoire, from Baroque to American Song.

WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 12:30PM
BLUE, APACHE SONG-CATCHER with DOUG ADAMZ — Native American-Inspired Flute & Guitar
Blue’s music crosses barriers and penetrates the heart and spirit in unprecedented ways. A master flute player, Blue brings an intensity and authenticity that is unsurpassed by other players of his instrument. Blue will be joined by Doug Adamz on guitar. Here’s what some have to say about Doug. “He is an excellent guitarist... a terrific guitarist!”— Harold Bradley, Country Music Hall of Fame.

FRIDAY MAY 19, 12:30PM
MASHA CAMPAGNE — Brazilian Jazz
Masha and her ensemble play a collection of Brazilian gems by the likes of Dorival Caymmi, Jobim and Guinga. Introduced to jazz music and bossa nova by her grandfather, Moscow-born singer-song writer Masha Campagne immerses herself into singing for both musical styles, the dulcet melodies of smooth jazz and the sultry sway of bossa nova.

WEDNESDAY MAY 24, 12:30PM
ALBANY CONSORT with the BLACK BOX BAROQUE — Handel’s “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo”
A great love story from mythology, including a horrid giant with a wonderful booming voice, tragic misunderstandings between lovers and a wannabe, and a creative outcome. All perfect fodder for a great musical drama. A very young Handel rises to the task. This operetta was composed during his early 20’s, when he was touring Italy, hobnobbing with the rich, delighting everyone with his highly inventive style. Fourteen members of Black Box Baroque and Albany Consort bring the music to life.

FRIDAY MAY 26, 12:30PM
THE CIRCLE “R” BOYS — Bluegrass Music
The Circle “R” Boys are a bluegrass music band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Playing mostly traditional-style bluegrass they are known for their vocal harmonies and solid instrumentation, with not a lot of fancy stuff—just good, clean pickin’.

WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 12:30PM
NAT JOHNSON QUARTET — Classic Jazz & Blues
Nat brings his quartet of the very best jazz musicians anywhere! Nat’s superb baritone voice and bass guitar are recognized by jazz pros everywhere. He has played with some of the giants of the industry performing with Jon Hendricks, Jeanie Hoffman as well as stints with Vince Guaraldi, Sammy Davis Jr., Big Mama Mae Thorton, Lou Rawls and Dizzy Gillespie.

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

Every Wednesday and Friday

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
Atrium, Ground Floor
Stanford, CA 94305

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For more information, please contact Greg Kaufman at 650-725-2892
New
Concert

Initiated in August 2005, the Ambient Piano Series is sponsored by William Reller and The Reller Family in honor of Carolyn Wiedemann Reller. Listeners can enjoy talented pianists playing soothing and inspiring music from classical, popular, jazz, and other musical genres in a casual environment at the Stanford Cancer Center.

  • May 3 Steven Scholom
  • May 4 Barbary Grant
  • May 10 Steven Scholom
  • May 11 Barbary Grant
  • May 17 Steven Scholom
  • May 18 Barbary Grant
  • May 24 Steven Scholom
  • May 25 Barbary Grant
  • May 31 Steven Scholom

Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Advanced Medicine Center Building
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305

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Fitness Events

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.

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

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

Every Tuesday

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
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.

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

By appointment only.
Various times and locations

Free

Call for appointment:
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.

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

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

Every Wednesday

 

Free

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Every Wednesday and Friday

Free

For questions or to register, call: 650-725-9456
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
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Every Wednesday
2:00pm - 3:15pm

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

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.

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

Various days and locations.

Free

For questions, call:

Lectures

New
Lecture
Speaker: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction and a mind body program.

Please join us for an informational session evening to learn how to improve your communication skills with your partner as you go through fertility treatments.

  • Improved listening skills
  • Symptoms of a "stressed" couple
  • Differences in how men and women cope with infertility
  • Tips for supporting your partner in ways that feel helpful
  • Strategies for maintain a healthy relationship when going through difficult times.
  • Principles of a strong relationship

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please call Penny Donnelly RN, LMFT, at 650-723-6408 or email pdonnelly@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Free Event

For questions, call Penny Donnelly: 650-723-6408 (option 1)
New
Lecture
Speaker: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT
  • Characteristics of resilient people
  • How to cultivate resilience
  • Mindfulness and "staying present"
  • Eliciting the relaxation response
  • Spirituality, Health, and Coping

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please call Penny Donnelly RN, LMFT, at 650-723-6408 or email pdonnelly@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center 
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Free Lecture

For questions, call Penny Donnelly: 650-723-6408 (option 1)
New
Lecture
Speaker: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Couples considering pursuing 3rd party reproduction- ovum donation, sperm donation, or the use of a gestational carrier have some important decisions to make over what they will share with others, and most importantly their intended child. This lecture focuses on what the current research has shown us about disclosure and how to best go about the process to best meet the needs of your family.

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please call Penny Donnelly RN, LMFT, at 650-723-6408.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Suite 200

To RSVP, call Penny Donnelly: 650-723-6408 (option 1)

Programs and Services

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
New
Program
Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Penny Donnelly, RN LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This dedicated group is for women that are overweight and would like to focus on Health and Wellness to improve their success with fertility treatments.

For more information about our fertility programs, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Dates and Times TBD

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Free Program

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.

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
Stanford, CA 94305

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Free

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

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

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Second and fourth Mondays of the month

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

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Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/12,6/26
For questions please call: 650-725-9456
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: 4/13, 5/11, 6/8
For questions call: 650-725-9456

Support Groups

New
Support Group
Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This group is for those exploring or moving towards using donor egg, donor sperm, or using a gestational carrier. We explore the many educational, emotional, ethical, and logistical considerations. 

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Dates and Times TBD

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free Event

Support Group

At Stanford, we have treated over 1,000 acoustic neuromas over the last 20 years with surgery and radiosurgery. The Stanford Cyberknife Program is one the most active and experienced Cyberknife programs for acoustic neuromas in the U.S.

Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing benign tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear and the brain. The tumor usually starts growing in the internal auditory canal, and presses against the hearing and balance nerves as it grows.

If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge, and are a great resource for patient education and resources available to acoustic neuroma patients and families. Support group meetings will be co-moderated by acoustic neuroma patients. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon and acoustic neuroma expert Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

The Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meets bimonthly on the first Thursday of the even month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Speakers will be available for questions.

Next Talk:

May 4, 2017: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Acoustic Neuroma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Past Talks:

February 2, 2017: "New data in the medical literature regarding acoustic neuroma treatments" by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

November 3, 2016: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion" by Geffrey Appelboom, MD, and Navjout Chaudhary, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 4, 2016: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Facts and Controversies" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 5, 2016: "Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients," by Matthew Fitzgerald, PhD, Chief of Audiology, Stanford University

February 4, 2016: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Christopher Bilbao, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and Clement Ho, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology. Moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery.

December 3, 2015: "Balance Function in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Joyce Chadderdon, PT, NCS, Stanford University

October 1, 2015: "Myths and Facts Regarding the Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 6, 2015: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Christopher Bilbao, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and Scott Soltys, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

June 4, 2015: "Controversies in the Diagnosis and Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 2, 2015: "The Genetics of Acoustic Neuroma" by Achal Achrol, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

February 5, 2015: "The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Three Different Surgical Approaches for Acoustic Neuroma Surgery" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 4, 2014: "Treating Balance Issues with Vestibular Therapy" by Joyce Chadderdon, PT, NCS, Senior Physical Therapist, Stanford Health Care

October 2, 2014: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Gordon Li, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and John Oghalai, MD, Department of Otolaryngology. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 7, 2014: "How Acoustic Neuroma Pre-Treatment Symptoms Respond After Treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

June 5, 2014: "Current Status of Hearing Aids for Patients with Acoustic Neuromas", by Gerald Popelka, PhD, Department of otolaryngology, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 3, 2014: "The Role of a Neuro-oncologist in the Management of Acoustic Neuroma Patients" By Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 6, 2014: "Coping with the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma", by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 5, 2013: "History of Acoustic Neuroma Treatments with a Q&A", by Dr. Robert Jackler, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University.

October 3, 2013: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion"

June 6, 2013: "Questions to Ask Yourself When Seeking Treatment for Your Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 4, 2013: "Understanding Radiation: What It Is and How It Works", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 7, 2013: "Causes and Treatments for Tinnitus", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

December 6, 2012: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 4, 2012: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Nikolas Blevins, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology; and Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery

August 2, 2012: "Dealing with Balance through Vestibular Therapy", by Joyce Chadderdon, Vestibular Physical Therapist

June 7, 2012: "Treatments for Acoustic Neuromas - Myths and Facts Regarding the Different Options" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 5, 2012: "Anxiety, Depression, and Coping with the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuromas" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 2, 2012: "Current Status of Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Gerald R Popelka, PhD, Professor and Chief of Audiology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

December 1, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Acoustic Neuromas" by Alison Ryan, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

October 6, 2011: "Causes and Treatment of Headaches in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Dr. Michael Leong, MD, Assistant Professor, Stanford Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford

August 4, 2011: "Update from the 2011 Natational Acostic Neuroma Association Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio" by Dr. Scott Soltys, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford

April 7, 2011: "Controversies in Diagnosis and Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

February 3, 2011: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Diron Cassidy, MPT Good Samaritan Hospital

December 2, 2010: "Tinnitus in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by John S. Oghalai, MD Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

October 7, 2010: "Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Gerry Popelka, PhD, Stanford Audiologist

August 5, 2010: "Current Medical Literature on Acoustic Neuroma" by Scott Soltys, MD, Stanford Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncologist

June 3, 2010: "Balance Issues and Treatments in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Nikolas Blevins, MD, Stanford Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

April 1, 2010: "Current Treatment Modalities for Acoustic Neuroma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery

August 4, 2016: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Facts and Controversies" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford
Thursday, May 4, 2017
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.



Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2103
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Next Date: Thursday, Aug 03, 2017 Thursday, Nov 02, 2017
For more information, please email
Support Group
Guest Speaker: Dr. Liza Ashbrook

Awake Meeting at Stanford

Providing support and education for our patients and the greater community.  Join us on April 6, 2016 when our featured guest speaker will be Dr. Liza Ashbrook.

Newcomer's Discussion Session Special Event
6 – 7 p.m.

This moderated session gives patients the opportunity to ask questions and learn from the collective experience of the group.

Dr. Robson Capasso of Stanford Sleep Medicine will present a thirty minute review of a new surgical procedure currently used in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Our normally scheduled Newcomer's Discussion Session will resume promptly at 6:30 after Dr. Capasso's presentation.

To receive monthly meeting announcements send your e-mail address to awakeatstanford@gmail.com or call 650-721-7548. Your address will be kept private and will not be shared, sold, or otherwise made available to third parties.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

First Wednesday of each month

Stanford Outpatient Center
2nd Floor Conference Room, Pavilion B

450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

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Free

Support Group

Support Along the Way

Losing weight takes a strong commitment on your part, and undergoing bariatric surgery as a significant part of a weight-loss program, is a major undertaking. While it's something you can do alone, there's absolutely no reason you have to – or should. We've found that to be truly successful both in the short- and long-term, it's best to have plenty of help and support along the way. And not just from your family and friends.

The Stanford Center for Bariatric Surgery offers you the opportunity to participate in numerous meetings and support groups before and after surgery to help contribute to your successful outcome. The different groups provide a friendly forum for people who are considering or have already had weight loss surgery. We offer education about the surgery, guidelines for nutrition, exercise and emotional well-being during the preparation and recovery process. The groups also involve our patients who have gone through the procedures, or who will be soon.

Patient groups are particularly helpful as they can share their experiences and provide the encouragement and reinforcement you need to succeed in changing your lifestyle behaviors. Here is a sampling of some of the meetings and groups at your disposal. Feel free to contact us regarding any of them.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Meetings

The Stanford Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) Support holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at Blake-Wilbur Conference Room. Please contact the meeting facilitator or the clinic Patient Care Coordinator for meeting specifics, confirmation of date, and location.

These meetings are facilitated by a licensed professional. Discussions includes health goals, dietary requirements, exercise expectations, psychological preparation, role of family, short and long-term challenges, pre-op and post-op phases, etc.

When: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Blake Wilbur Conference Room
Administered by: A licensed professional
Contact Information: Patient Care Coordinator at 650-736-5800

Each month features a special topic, followed by a Q&A. Samples of some topics include:

  • Dietary Requirements – Staying On Track - RD
  • Exercise Expectations – The Other Half of Equation - OT
  • Post-Operative Course – What to Expect -  MD
  • Psychological Adjustment – How to Cope - MSW
  • Plastic Surgery – Body Re-Modeling - MD
  • Social Events – Walk for Obesity

During these meetings, if desired, you will be assigned a Bariatric Surgery "Buddy" who can help you through the process and keep you on track.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Meetings

Held in: Blake Wilbur Conference Room
Date: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Blake Wilbur Building (Bariatric Surgery)
Garden Level

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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For more information, call Bariatric Surgery: 650-736-5800
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

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Free

Next Date: 5/20
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Support Group
Led by: Joshua Fronk, DO, Clinical Instructor, and Kavitha Ramchandran, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor

When living with a serious illness, palliative medicine can help you live longer and live better. Maximizing both your longevity and quality of life is why you receive your care at Stanford Health Care. This new group facilitated by one of our own Supportive Oncology (Palliative Medicine) doctors will help:

  • Define palliative care and how it can help
  • Discuss non-medical interventions for symptom control
  • Explain advanced care planning
  • Discuss clinic and palliative care community resources

Third Tuesday of the month
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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

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Valet parking provided.

Next Date: 10/20
To questions, 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.

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. - 7:30 p.m.

Last Thursday of each month

 

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

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Valet Parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 4/27, 5/25, 6/29
For questions, call: 650-343-4791 / 415-661-1442
Support Group

Providing caregivers of adult patients with an opportunity to discuss challenges, learn new coping strategies, and strengthen support.

Meeting dates and topics for 2015:

  • April 8, 2015 – Caring for the Caregiver: Coping and Stress Management
  • June 10, 2015 – Understanding Nutrition and Medication Needs
  • August 12, 2015 – Caring for the Caregiver: Recog-nizing Caregiver Burnout
  • October 14, 2015 – Impact of Illness on Relation ships and Intimacy
  • December 9, 2015 – Caring for the Caregiver: Coping and Stress Management

Please join us! Refreshments will be served!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Boswell Building
1st Floor, Room H0139

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

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Call for details about any upcoming groups.

Next Date: 6/10, 8/12, 10/14, 12/9
For questions about the Transplant Caregiver Support Group, please contact Caitlin West / Melissa Calnon: 650-445-8867 / 650-454-7684
Support Group
Facilitated by: Meg Dvorak, LCSW (Adult CF Social Worker)

The Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge is a new building located at the far end of the main hallway of Stanford Hospital (from the main entry, go right and walk all the way to the end—the building is on the left).

See monthly email for details on topic and room assignment. Download an informational PDF about the group.

Note: Patients who have B cepacia, MRSA, and multi-resistant organisms may not attend in person. WebEx available for video or teleconference.

First Friday of every month
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
3rd Floor, Room 304

291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Next Date: 11/7, 12/5
For information, call Meg Dvorak: 650-723-6273
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: 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15
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

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Free

Next Date: 4/4, 5/2, 6/6
For questions, please call: 650-223-1422
Support Group

The goal of the Peer to Peer Support Program is to broaden healthcare for patients and families through the unique support and understanding of peer-to-peer mentoring, to foster happier, healthier lives and reduce feelings of isolation.

Peers mentors are carefully selected, trained and supported volunteers. They help other patients and their support circle address the challenges related to a disease or medical condition.

In this program, you are linked with a mentor who shares similar health and life circumstances. Through these trusted relationships, mentors provide support in many ways:

  • They listen to concerns
  • They share personal experiences
  • They serve as a resource for developing coping strategies
  • They provide guidance in negotiating healthcare systems

Peer mentors help patients and caregivers during the difficult waiting period for a donor heart and throughout the transplant process and recovery time.

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

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For more information please contact Anne Heideck LCSW, MPH, Peer to Peer Program Coordinator 650-474-1011
Support Group
Presented by: Staff from the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service.

This is a quarterly informational session and support group. Families and caregivers are welcome. A continental breakfast will be served.

Session topics:

  • Basics of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD): How it functions and other helpful facts.
  • Support group: Living with your ICD.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Free parking on Saturday

Li Ka Shing Center
Room LK308

291 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Free registration

Ann E. Thomas Phone: 650-736-6555
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

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Free

Next Date: 4/11, 5/9, 6/13
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

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Free

Next Date: 4/5, 5/3, 6/7
For questions, please call: 650-353-8571
Support Group
Led by: Susan Jacobs, RN, MS

This group meets every other month. Approximately 10-15 LAM patients and their families attend meetings, which usually include a guest speaker on topics of interest, as well as time to visit and ask questions.

Every other month

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

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For more information or to register, contact Susan Jacobs, MS, RN: 650-725-8082
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: 4/7, 5/5, 6/2
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

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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.

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
Stanford, CA 94305

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Free

Next Date: 4/12, 5/10, 6/14
For questions, please call: 650-743-4672
Support Group
Coordinated by: Susan Jacobs, RN, MS

About our Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Our Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group was founded in April 2004 and is coordinated by Susan Jacobs RN, MS. Meetings are held every other month. Guest speakers have addressed topics such as:

  • Experimental Therapies for IPF
  • Updates from International American Thoracic Society (ATS) Meetings
  • The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF Research Questionnaire Results
  • All You Need to Know About Oxygen
  • Exercise and the IPF Patient
  • Quality of Life at the End of Life

Please call Susan Jacobs at 650-725-8083 to confirm date and time as they are subject to change.

Second Monday of every other month
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Center for Advanced Lung Disease
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Room H3143

Getting Here »
Call Susan Jacobs: 650-725-8083
Support Group

Stanford offers The Stanford Stroke Group in conjunction with the Pacific Stroke Association for patients and their families. Participants have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of diagnostic and treatment options, and develop problem-solving and coping skills.

The support group is intended to be a forum where patients and their families can share experiences and concerns about rehabilitation, depression, and other daily concerns. All patients, at any stage of treatment, are encouraged to participate.

Call the Stroke Center: 650-723-6469
New
Support Group
Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Penny Donnelly, RN LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This group is for women (or couples) that would like support as they negotiate the "ups and downs" of fertility treatments.  We will share strategies for improved coping including some mind/body modalities. Sharing, restructuring negative or distorted thinking patterns, improving communication skills, and learning the gift of forgiveness and resilience are some sample agendas. The spirit of this on-going and open group is to provide the attendees with a sense of optimism and emotional stability as they undergo treatments and make decisions about fertility options. 

8/12/14 Stress Reduction Strategies    

  • Eliciting the Relaxation Response
  • Twenty things that bring you joy
  • Being "in the flow"
  • Mindfulness – focusing on the present and the foundations of a mindfulness practice
  • Taping into your "inner" wisdom

9/9/14 Making the Most of Your Fertility Treatments

  • Lifestyle Guidelines
  • Staying connected
  • Life Balance
  • Positive thinking and optimism
  • Finding the best in your partner

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Dates and Times TBD

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200
900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Free

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
    Check back for more dates.
  • 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
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

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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
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: