Lectures

New
Lecture
Speaker: Courtney Rowe-Teeter, MS, LCGC

Stanford genetic counselor Courtney Rowe-Teeter will discuss the recent advancements in hereditary cancer genetic testing and the importance of pre and post-testing genetic counseling.

Join us for the Healthy Strides Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program
Space is limited.


 

Thursday, March 10, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Call for reservations: 669-233-2807
New
Lecture
Speaker: Patrick S. Swift, MD, Clinical Professor and Medical Director

This presentation will address the latest genetic advancements in the understanding of prostate cancer, the newest technology breakthroughs for therapy, and the experimental progress in salvage treatment for advance disease.

Join us for the Healthy Strides Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program
Space is limited.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Call for reservations: 669-233-2807

Classes & Workshops

Class

This class will explain what clinical trials are, its importance for improving cancer care, types of studies available, and what to expect when participating in research.

No registration necessary. Just drop in!

Available at two locations:

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

  • June 8; October 12, 2016
    2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage

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

  • April 14, 2016
    5 p.m. – 6 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 dates and times

Two locations to choose from

Free

For questions, call:
New
Workshop
Led by: Natalie Huges, MSW, and Alison Morris, RN, OCN

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

No registration necessary, just drop in.
 

Locations

  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, Room 3300AB, San Jose
    Check back for more dates in 2016

 

  • Stanford Cancer Center
    875 Blake Wilbur Drive
    2nd Floor, Conference Rooms CC2103-CC2105
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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. - 6:30 p.m.

Various locations

Valet parking provided in Palo Alto.

Free

Next Date: 4/13
For questions or to register, call: 650-725-9456
New
Class

Finding health-related information on the Internet that is reliable, current, and evidence-based takes knowledge and skill. With a focus on cancer, participants in this program will learn the basics of good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online.


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.

Two classes to choose from.

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

2589 Samaritan Drive
3rd Floor, San Jose

Getting Here »
Next Date: 4/26
Call to register 669-233-2807
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

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/13, 6/27
For questions please call: 650-725-9456
Class

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

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

Reservations are encouraged.

Class Presentation:

Managing and Understanding Your Chemotherapy (English PDF)

Cómo afrontar y entender su quimioterapia (PDF Español)

Video:

Oncology Nurse Chris Tucker Talks About Chemotherapy

Locations:

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

  • Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
    450 Broadway
    Pavilion B, 3rd Floor, Room B35
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    Every Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Last Tuesday of the month: Spanish Speaking
  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, Room 3300B
    San Jose, CA 95124
    NEW TIME:  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

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

This class will start Spring 2016.


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 »

Coming Spring 2016

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

Getting Here »

Free

For questions please call: 669-233-2807
New
Workshop

New research at Stanford shows that most doctors are reluctant to talk to their patients about what matters most to them in advance life care planning. The Stanford Letter Project, developed by Stanford Clinical Associate Professor, VJ Periyakoil, MD, will help you write a simple letter to your doctor about your values, life goals, and advance life care planning. This workshop will be led by a Stanford Medical Physician, Registered Nurse, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Spiritual Care Chaplain.

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 »

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 4/19
For questions please call: 669-233-2807
New
Workshop
Led by: Ali Zidel Meyers, MSW

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

Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. All you need is pen and paper, or if you prefer, a laptop. Between monthly sessions, the facilitator will provide optional writing prompts and supportive feedback to those who wish to participate in this way.

This workshop meets 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
    Parking passes provided for Parking Structure 9
    First and third Wednesdays of the month
    Next Dates: 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15

  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor
    San Jose, CA 95124
    Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month
    Next Dates: 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/22

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

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

Various days and locations

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456

Exercise and Fitness

Fitness

Learn a different form of fun!

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

Live Classes
First & Third Saturdays
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Virtual Classes
Second & Fourth Wednesdays
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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

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

Coming Soon

Free

To register, please email:
New
Fitness

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

 

Locations

Exercise Consultations is offered at the following times and locations:

  • Stanford Cancer Center
    875 Blake Wilbur Drive
    1st Floor, Welcome Desk
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Every Tuesday: 10:30am; 11:30pm; and 12:30pm
    Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

 

  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, Room 3307
    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: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness
Led by: Julie Grosvenor, ACSM, CET

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

No registration is necessary. Drop in!


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

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

Every Tuesday

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Fitness

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

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

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

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

Every Friday

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

Getting Here »

Advanced registration required.

Free

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

We invite you to join Meet & Move, a walk and talk program designed for adult family caregivers. The program supports your wellbeing — it offers you an opportunity to connect with others who understand your situation while improving your physical activity in very simple ways. Weekly walks are scheduled at various locations: South Bay, Los Gatos, Redwood City, Rancho San Antonio, Mountain View, Cupertino, and more.


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 »

Coming Spring 2016!

Various locations

Free

For questions please call: 669-233-2807
Fitness
Led by: Nancy Mau

A "I Love My Body" cardiovascular, fitness, wellness and lifestyle program based on the principle of bringing joy, pleasure, play, and health to the body through movement. Nia is food for the body, mind, spirit, and emotions. And the best part of all, Nia is just plain FUN!

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

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Every Wednesday
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Every Friday
12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Free

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

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


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

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1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Every Wednesday and Friday

Free

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

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


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

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3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Tuesday

Definelt Personal Training and Wellness Studio

981 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94070

Call for appointment 650-725-9456
Fitness

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

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

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

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

Every Wednesday

For questions call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness

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


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

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

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

Every Monday

Free

For questions call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness

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

Tuesdays: Chair Yoga
Thursday: Chair Exercise


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

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

Every Tuesday and Thursday
No class on Tuesdays: 3/8-3/29

Stanford Hospital
F-Ground Oncology Family Room

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

For questions call: 650-725-9456

Mind, Body, and Spirit

Service

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

Days & Locations:

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Getting here »

  • Monday – Friday
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Clinics A – F

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Drive, San Jose, CA 95124
Getting here »

  • Wednesday & Fridays
    9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    3rd floor clinic waiting area
  • Tuesday & Thursdays
    9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    4th floor ITA

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 – Friday

Various days, locations, and times

Free

Call or email us for more information: 650-725-9456
Class

Join us for ITA art classes once a week on various days. Different art projects will be offered weekly for ITA patients and family members waiting at the Cancer Center. Art has the ability to alleviate stress and anxiety.
For a complete list of classes and dates offered, open the flyer provided below.

 


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

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Various times and locations

Stanford Cancer Center
Infusion Treatment Area
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2103 and CC2104
Stanford, CA 94305
 

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/2, 3/9, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27
For questions please call Linh Dang: 650-497-7265
Service

Healing Partners provides FREE Healing Touch sessions to men and women diagnosed with cancer who are under the active care of a physician - regardless of where they are being treated, and at any stage of treatment or post treatment. Each participant is paired with a highly trained Healing Touch volunteer who provides these free sessions.

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

Registration is required.


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

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

Each session is 1 hour.

Sessions are held in healing studios, spas, etc.

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

Free

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

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

By appointment only.

Healing Touch is:

  • Energy-based healing
  • Individual sessions that last 45 minutes
  • Treatment tailored to the needs of the individual and given while you are lying, fully clothed, on a massage table or sitting in a chair

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

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

Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine
Hoover Pavilion, 2nd Floor

211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

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

211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Free

For questions or to schedule an appointment, call: 650-725-9456
New
Service

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

Appointments preferred; Drop-ins are welcome.

Learn more about HERS Breast Cancer Foundation boutique offerings.


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

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11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2102
Stanford, CA 94305

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

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

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

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

Now offered in two locations:

Cancer Center Atrium: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

ITA on 2nd Floor: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
 

No registration necessary. Just drop in!


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

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11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Every Wednesday

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free

For questions call: 650-725-9456
Service

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


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

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1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Mondays, every other month

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/21, 5/16
For questions call: 650-725-9456
Class
Led by: Patty McLucas

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

No registration necessary; just drop in.

Locations

Mindfulness Meditation is offered on mulitiple days, times, and locations:

  • Hoover Pavilion
    211 Quarry Road
    Conference Room 208
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Every Tuesday
    4:30pm–5:30pm
    Parking passes provided for Parking Structure 9
  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, Rooms 3300AB
    San Jose, CA 95124
    Every Thursday, 2:00pm–3:00pm


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

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Various times and locations.

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Service
Led by: Donna Spagna / Tania Hall

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

No registration necessary. Just drop in!


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

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11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Second Thursday of the month
 

Stanford Cancer Center
2nd Floor
Room CC2105

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9
For questions call: 650-725-9456

Support Groups

New
Support Group

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

Available on a limited basis.

No registration is necessary; please just drop in!


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

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10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

Getting Here »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 5/21, 9/17
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Event

Open to patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, myeloma, or myelodysplastic syndromes. This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to members who could benefit from meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. Caregivers, family, and friends are welcome.

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

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

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

Second Wednesday of the month:

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

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8
For questions please call: 669-233-2807
Support Group

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

No registration necessary, just drop in!


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

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6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Last Thursday of each month

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

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30
For questions, call: 650-343-4791 / 415-661-1442
Support Group
Led by: Dr. Matthew Kendra

QUIT SMOKING WITH MINDFULNESS

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

Visit our Smoking Cessation Program webpage.


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

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Ongoing six week long program.

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

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

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

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

Fourth Wednesday of the month:

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Rooms CC2014 and CC2105
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Valet parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22
For questions, call: 650-743-4672
New
Support Group

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

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

No registration necessary. Just drop in!


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

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

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

Third Thursday of the month

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

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16
For questions, please call: 650-387-8719
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.

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

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

First and third Thursdays of the month

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

Getting Here »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 3/3, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2, 6/19
For questions, please call: 650-308-6274
Support Group

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

No registration necessary; just drop in.


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

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

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

First Tuesday of every month

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

Getting Here »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 3/1, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7
For questions, please call: 650-223-1422
Support Group

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

No registration necessary; just drop in.


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

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

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

Second Tuesday of the month

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

Getting Here »

Valet Parking Provided

Free

Next Date: 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14
For questions, please call: 650-529-5740
Support Group

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

No registration is necessary, just drop in.


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

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

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

First Wednesday of every month

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

Getting Here »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 3/2, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1
For questions, please call: 650-353-8571
Support Group

Join us to learn about the latest treatment options, network with other meningioma patients, and find encouragement and support. Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend.

No registration necessary; please just drop in! Refreshments will be provided.

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

Benefits of attending a local support group include:

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

Upcoming Talks:

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

Past Talks:

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 »

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

First Thursday of March, June, September, and December

 

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 3/3, 6/2, 9/1, 12/1
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.

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

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 »

Parking Passes provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage.

Free

Next Date: 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Support Group

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

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

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

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

First Friday of each month

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

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4
For questions, please call: 650-725-9456
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.

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

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

Getting Here »

Refreshments provided.

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

Free

Next Date: 4/16,10/15
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

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided.

Free

Next Date: 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8
For questions, please call: 650-743-4672
Support Group
Led by: Mr. Kim (singing instructor) and Chaplain Resident Rev. Yona Park

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


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

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3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Second Saturday of the month

Free

Next Date: 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11
For questions, call Chaplain Resident Rev. Yona Park: 408-966-1676

Yoga

Fitness
Led by: Lorien Neargarder

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

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
New
Fitness

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

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

No registration necessary, just drop in.


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

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

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

Every Monday

Free

For questions call: 650-725-9456
Fitness

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

Dates & Locations:

  • Every Monday
    1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

    Samyama Yoga
    2995 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94305
    Getting here»
  • Every Wednesday
    2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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

What patients say:

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

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

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


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

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

Various days and locations

Free

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

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!

  • Every Thursday - Samyama Yoga
    1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    2995 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Every Sunday - YogaSource
    2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    16185 Los Gatos Blvd.
    Los Gatos, CA 95032
    No Class 3/6 and 3/27

 


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: 650-725-9456

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Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto:
650-498-6000

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