WOMEN’S CANCER PROGRAM RESOURCES

Our Women’s Cancer Program has compiled resources for individuals facing a cancer diagnosis. Please click on the buttons below to explore the topics of interest.

Charlotte Maxwell (Oakland)
This state-licensed health clinic provides free complementary treatments to low-income women with cancer, including acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, therapeutic imagery.

California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Breast Health Center
The Center provides breast diagnostic and support services, including screening, breast ultrasound, image guided biopsy procedures, and breast health education.

Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts
The Program aims to reduce death from breast and cervical cancer among low-income women throughout California by providing access to screening and diagnostic services.

Chinatown Public Health Center
A part of the San Francisco Department of Public Health that provides comprehensive primary care services to all ages with a focus on the Chinese community.

UCSF Mount Zion Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
Designed specifically to meet the needs of patients with breast problems, breast cancer, or general concerns about breast health.

Instituto Familiar de la Raza
IFR provides health & wellness programs and services targeting the San Francisco Latino community. They are committed to addressing the most difficult issues impacting our community, whether that is HIV, violence, family disputes, trauma, or other behavioral and mental health issues.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Care Coordination And Navigation Program (CCAN) (Statewide)
Supports current and post-treatment breast and cervical cancer patients, and the providers who care for them. Services offered throughout California and conveniently by phone.

UCSF Fertility Preservation Clinic (Bay Area)
Is focused on quickly providing you with the information you need to make educated decisions about your fertility preservation options prior to cancer treatment.

Hers Breast Cancer Foundation (Fremont)
Promotes the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of women, girls, and families through charitable services that promote greater access to education, advocacy, and support.

American Cancer Society
A national health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. For patients and their families, the agency provides practical help, information and emotional support.

Charlotte Maxwell (Oakland)
This state-licensed health clinic provides free complementary treatments to low-income women with cancer, including acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, therapeutic imagery.

California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Breast Health Center
The Center provides breast diagnostic and support services, including screening, breast ultrasound, image guided biopsy procedures, and breast health education.

Latina Breast Cancer Agency- Latinabc
The Agency conducts outreach to Latinas, provides access to free screening and treatment, as well as provides emotional support.

Womens Cancer Resource Center
Empowers women with cancer to be active and informed consumers and survivors as well as provides a community for women with cancer and their supporters. Provides therapy, cooking classes, and many more monthly activities.

Círculo de Vida
Offers a variety of support programs to Latinos living with cancer. The program also provides professional therapy individually and in a group setting

Instituto Familiar de la Raza
IFR provides health & wellness programs and services targeting the San Francisco Latino community. They are committed to addressing the most difficult issues impacting our community, whether that is HIV, violence, family disputes, trauma, or other behavioral and mental health issues.

Anna’s Program, Hospice And Palliative Care Of Contra Costa (Concord)
Provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support to women with advanced breast cancer who need assistance in their homes.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Care Coordination And Navigation Program (CCAN) (Statewide)
Supports current and post-treatment breast and cervical cancer patients, and the providers who care for them. Services offered throughout California and conveniently by phone.

Bay Area Cancer Connections (Palo Alto)
Bay Area Cancer Connections supports anyone affected by breast or ovarian cancer with personalized services that inform and empower.

Hers Breast Cancer Foundation (Fremont)
Promotes the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of women, girls, and families through charitable services that promote greater access to education, advocacy, and support.

Queen of The Valley Hospital
Cancer support group in Napa

Young Women’s Support Group at Kaiser
(Open to Kaiser and non-Kaiser members) Every other Tuesday from 11:30 – 12:30 at Kaiser, 1200 El Camino Real, South San Francisco. Call Gloria Still for more information at 650-742-3775.

All Women’s Support Group at Kaiser
(Open to Kaiser and non-Kaiser members) Every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00pm in the Evergreen room at Kaiser, 1200 El Camino Real, South San Francisco. Call Gloria Still for more information at 650-742-3775.

El Camino Hospital (Mountain View)
Cancer information — including books, videotapes, classes and more — at our Health Library & Resource Center. We offer online access for researching cancer and treatment options, and our medical librarians are available to assist you. Free, online cancer risk assessments for breast, colorectal, lung.

Gynecologic/Ovarian Cancer Support Group- John Muir
A support group for women with a diagnosis of a gynecologic malignancy. The session is facilitated by a psychologist. A gynecology oncology nurse also participates and provides information regarding treatment. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 11am-12:30pm. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more information or to register.

Breast Cancer Support Group- John Muir
A support group for women coping with breast cancer. Guest oncology experts present information and group support provides tools to assist in coping and sharing experiences. Meets every second Thursday of the month from 11am-12:30pm.Please call (925) 933-0107 for more info or to register

Grupos De Apoyo Emocional en Espanol (Spanish-speaking Cancer Support Group)- John Muir
El Cancer Support Community Grupo de apoyo es para pacientes con cancer. Para más información, llame a Cyndi Lezcano al número 1 (800) 566-0477.Obtenga más información sobre Grupos de Apoyo para el Cáncer.

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group- John Muir
Are you BRCA1 or BRCA2-positive and in need of support? Specifically for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, this support group will provide emotional support as well as practical resources. These every-other-month group meetings create a safe atmosphere to learn and bond with others who understand what you’re going through. This group assists women in adjusting to new genetic information and allows women to learn from each other about how to move forward in positive and life-affirming ways. The support group also has a confidential email tree to provide support and information in between meetings. Call (925) 947-3322 for more information.

Kaiser Modesto: Cancer Support Group
Explore the topic of cancer in a comfortable setting through the various aspects of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. This group is for individuals who are undergoing or who have completed cancer treatment. It is intended for cancer patients only; no spouses, significant others, or children please.

Kaiser Sacramento General Oncology Support
Join cancer survivors and their loved ones in a caring, supportive group to share experiences and find current information in an emotionally healing environment. Participants are in all stages of the disease process: diagnosis, surgical treatment, radiation treatment, chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy. This group meets every Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm at the Sacramento Morse Avenue Cottage Building, Conference Room A.

Kaiser San Francisco Breast Cancer Support
This group provides emotional support and pertinent information for people coping with breast cancer. This is a safe place for patients, family, and friends to express feelings and reduce anxiety around breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Kaiser Stockton Cancer Support Group
Explore the topic of cancer in a comfortable setting through the various aspects of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. This group is for individuals who are undergoing or who have completed cancer treatment. It is intended for cancer patients only; no spouses, significant others, or children please.

Kara
Kara provides comprehensive grief support, crisis intervention and education to individuals and communities facing the difficult realities of death and dying. Our services offer emotional support and information to those grieving a death or coping with a terminal illness (their own or another’s)

NorthBay HealthCare
Cancer survivors know that a diagnosis is just a start of a journey. If you or someone you love is on that path, the NorthBay Cancer Center team is here for you, with cutting-edge treatment, physician experts, and compassionate and qualified nurses to help you through treatment, to provide access to clinical trials, and more.

Letters to Cancer
This is a support group formed at Shanti, where women of all ages, with gynecological and other cancers get together and share their experiences, heal, bond, and write letters to Cancer. PLEASE JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR TWICE MONTHLY MEETINGS IN SAN FRANCISCO AT SHANTI PROJECT.

UCSF Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center
The Cancer Resource Center supports wellness and healing by providing patients and their loved ones with information, emotional support, and community resources.

CARE Group at ZSFGH
The C.A.R.E. Program is designed for people with cancer who receive their care and treatment at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Through the C.A.R.E. Program, people diagnosed with cancer receive education and For more information about the C.A.R.E. program, please call: (415) 206-7464 support, as well as a free, healthy, and delicious meal every week.
Providers may refer patients to the C.A.R.E. program on e-Referral through the ZSFG C.A.R.E. clinic.
The C.A.R.E. program is available in English, Spanish and Chinese. The fall series schedule is as follows:
♥ Chinese group: Mondays at 1:30 – 4:00PM beginning Summer 2016
♥ English group: Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30PM beginning Summer 2016
♥ Spanish group: Thursdays at 5:30-7:30PM beginning Summer 2016
All groups take place in the Community Wellness Program located at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Ave., main hospital building, second floor, Room 2D35, across from the cafeteria.

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
The Breast Cancer Emergency Fund provides cash grants to people living with the disabling affects of breast cancer. The grants cover housing, utility, and medical expenses.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Care Coordination And Navigation Program (CCAN) (Statewide)
Supports current and post-treatment breast and cervical cancer patients, and the providers who care for them. Services offered throughout California and conveniently by phone.

Good Rx
A card that allows discounts on select prescription drugs in pharmacies, with no expiration. Pets can qualify too!

Find Care
A quick way to find free/low cost/sliding scale clinics

Money Geek
An article on managing finances and covering the mortgage during cancer treatment

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
The Breast Cancer Emergency Fund provides cash grants to people living with the disabling affects of breast cancer. The grants cover housing, utility, and medical expenses.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Care Coordination And Navigation Program (CCAN) (Statewide)
Supports current and post-treatment breast and cervical cancer patients, and the providers who care for them. Services offered throughout California and conveniently by phone.

Good Rx
A card that allows discounts on select prescription drugs in pharmacies, with no expiration. Pets can qualify too!

Find Care
A quick way to find free/low cost/sliding scale clinics

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society provides free transportation for cancer patients to help them get the treatment they need through our Road To Recovery program.

NorthBay HealthCare
Cancer survivors know that a diagnosis is just a start of a journey. If you or someone you love is on that path, the NorthBay Cancer Center team is here for you, with cutting-edge treatment, physician experts, and compassionate and qualified nurses to help you through treatment, to provide access to clinical trials, and more.

Drivers for Survivors
Drivers For Survivors provides free transportation service and supportive companionship for ambulatory cancer patients, from suspicious findings through completion of treatments. This service is provided for ambulatory cancer patients living in Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Ashland and Cherryland going to all cancer-related medical appointments within a 60-mile radius of ZIP code 94538, freeing them to focus on their health and essential treatment.

PAN Foundation
The Treatment Transport pilot program will offer affordable and on-demand rides to treatment services for people living with heart failure, metastatic breast cancer or multiple sclerosis.

American Cancer Society
A national health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. For patients and their families, the agency provides practical help, information and emotional support.

Breast Cancer Fund-Now BCCP-Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
The Breast Cancer Fund advocates for stronger environmental health policies and other preventable causes of the disease.

Charlotte Maxwell (Oakland)
This state-licensed health clinic provides free complementary treatments to low-income women with cancer, including acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, therapeutic imagery.

California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Breast Health Center
The Center provides breast diagnostic and support services, including screening, breast ultrasound, image guided biopsy procedures, and breast health education.

Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts
The Program aims to reduce death from breast and cervical cancer among low-income women throughout California by providing access to screening and diagnostic services.

Chinatown Public Health Center
A part of the San Francisco Department of Public Health that provides comprehensive primary care services to all ages with a focus on the Chinese community.

Latina Breast Cancer Agency- Latinabc
The Agency conducts outreach to Latinas, provides access to free screening and treatment, as well as provides emotional support.

The San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN)
The San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN) is a collaborative effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco by engaging health care systems, government, community leaders, and residents.

UCSF Mount Zion Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
Designed specifically to meet the needs of patients with breast problems, breast cancer, or general concerns about breast health.

Womens Cancer Resource Center
Empowers women with cancer to be active and informed consumers and survivors as well as provides a community for women with cancer and their supporters. Provides therapy, cooking classes, and many more monthly activities.

Círculo de Vida
Offers a variety of support programs to Latinos living with cancer. The program also provides professional therapy individually and in a group setting.

Instituto Familiar de la Raza
IFR provides health & wellness programs & services targeting the San Francisco Latino community. We are committed to addressing the most difficult issues impacting our community, whether that is HIV, violence, family disputes, trauma, or other behavioral & mental health issues.

Anna’s Program, Hospice And Palliative Care Of Contra Costa (Concord)
Provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support to women with advanced breast cancer who need assistance in their homes.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Care Coordination And Navigation Program (CCAN) (Statewide)
Supports current and post-treatment breast and cervical cancer patients, and the providers who care for them. Services offered throughout California and conveniently by phone.

Breast Health Access For Women With Disabilities (Berkeley)
A community partnership of women with disabilities, breast cancer survivors, discussing CBD products and there many uses & types.

UCSF Fertility Preservation Clinic (Bay Area)
Is focused on quickly providing you with the information you need to make educated decisions about your fertility preservation options prior to cancer treatment.

Bay Area Cancer Connections (Palo Alto)
Bay Area Cancer Connections supports anyone affected by breast or ovarian cancer with personalized services that inform and empower.

Hers Breast Cancer Foundation (Fremont)
Promotes the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of women, girls, and families through charitable services that promote greater access to education, advocacy, and support.

Latina Breast Cancer Agency
A website and blog featuring free information on cancer and cancer treatments happening around the world.

Zero Breast Cancer
An organization dedicated to finding the causes and stopping the epidemic of breast cancer, through community-based participatory research, education, and public policy advocacy.

National Lymphedema Network (Oakland)
Provides education and guidance to patients, health care providers, and the public on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

Radiation Onc- Patient Support Good Samaritan Hospital
Oncology Social Workers can discuss terms and provide information.

Chemocare
Chemocare.com is a comprehensive resource for cancer patients and their caregivers that provides chemotherapy drug and side effect information, cancer wellness information, and links to additional reliable resources and organizations

My Patient Rights
The California Chronic Care Coalition (CCCC) launched this website as a resource to Californians who have been denied coverage, experienced delays or are dissatisfied by the decisions made by their health plan.

Find Care
A quick way to find free/low cost/sliding scale clinics.

UCSF Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center
The Cancer Resource Center supports wellness and healing by providing patients and their loved ones with information, emotional support, and community resources.

CARE Group at ZSFGH
The C.A.R.E. Program is designed for people with cancer who receive their care and treatment at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Through the C.A.R.E. Program, people diagnosed with cancer receive education and For more information about the C.A.R.E. program, please call: (415) 206-7464 support, as well as a free, healthy, and delicious meal every week.
Providers may refer patients to the C.A.R.E. program on e-Referral through the ZSFG C.A.R.E. clinic.
The C.A.R.E. program is available in English, Spanish and Chinese. The fall series schedule is as follows:
♥ Chinese group: Mondays at 1:30 – 4:00PM beginning Summer 2016
♥ English group: Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30PM beginning Summer 2016
♥ Spanish group: Thursdays at 5:30-7:30PM beginning Summer 2016
All groups take place in the Community Wellness Program located at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Ave., main hospital building, second floor, Room 2D35, across from the cafeteria.

Charlotte Maxwell (Oakland)
This state-licensed health clinic provides free complementary treatments to low-income women with cancer, including acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, therapeutic imagery.

California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Breast Health Center
The Center provides breast diagnostic and support services, including screening, breast ultrasound, image guided biopsy procedures, and breast health education.

Chinatown Public Health Center
A part of the San Francisco Department of Public Health that provides comprehensive primary care services to all ages with a focus on the Chinese community.

Latina Breast Cancer Agency- Latinabc
The Agency conducts outreach to Latinas, provides access to free screening and treatment, as well as provides emotional support.

The San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN)
The San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN) is a collaborative effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco by engaging health care systems, government, community leaders, and residents.

UCSF Mount Zion Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
Designed specifically to meet the needs of patients with breast problems, breast cancer, or general concerns about breast health.

Womens Cancer Resource Center
Empowers women with cancer to be active and informed consumers and survivors as well as provides a community for women with cancer and their supporters. Provides therapy, cooking classes, and many more monthly activities.

Project Open Hand
The Program provides food to improve the quality of life for homebound and critically ill people, including those with breast cancer.

Círculo de Vida
Offers a variety of support programs to Latinos living with cancer. The program also provides professional therapy individually and in a group setting.

Instituto Familiar de la Raza
IFR provides health & wellness programs & services targeting the San Francisco Latino community. We are committed to addressing the most difficult issues impacting our community, whether that is HIV, violence, family disputes, trauma, or other behavioral & mental health issues.

Anna’s Program, Hospice And Palliative Care Of Contra Costa (Concord)Provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support to women with advanced breast cancer who need assistance in their homes.

Breast Health Access For Women With Disabilities (Berkeley)
A community partnership of women with disabilities, breast cancer survivors, discussing CBD products and there many uses & types.

UCSF Fertility Preservation Clinic (Bay Area)
Is focused on quickly providing you with the information you need to make educated decisions about your fertility preservation options prior to cancer treatment.

Bay Area Cancer Connections (Palo Alto)
Bay Area Cancer Connections supports anyone affected by breast or ovarian cancer with personalized services that inform and empower.

Hers Breast Cancer Foundation (Fremont)
Promotes the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of women, girls, and families through charitable services that promote greater access to education, advocacy, and support.

Latina Breast Cancer Agency
A website and blog featuring free information on cancer and cancer treatments happening around the world.

Zero Breast Cancer
An organization dedicated to finding the causes and stopping the epidemic of breast cancer, through community-based participatory research, education, and public policy advocacy.

National Lymphedema Network (Oakland)
Provides education and guidance to patients, health care providers, and the public on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

Queen of The Valley Hospital
Cancer support group in Napa.

Gynecologic/Ovarian Cancer Support Group- John Muir
A support group for women with a diagnosis of a gynecologic malignancy. The session is facilitated by a psychologist. A gynecology oncology nurse also participates and provides information regarding treatment. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 11am-12:30pm. Please call (925) 933-0107 for more information or to register.

Breast Cancer Support Group- John Muir
A support group for women coping with breast cancer. Guest oncology experts present information and group support provides tools to assist in coping and sharing experiences. Meets every second Thursday of the month from 11am-12:30pm.Please call (925) 933-0107 for more info or to register

Grupos De Apoyo Emocional en Espanol (Spanish-speaking Cancer Support Group)- John Muir
El Cancer Support Community Grupo de apoyo es para pacientes con cancer. Para más información, llame a Cyndi Lezcano al número 1 (800) 566-0477.Obtenga más información sobre Grupos de Apoyo para el Cáncer.

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group- John Muir
Are you BRCA1 or BRCA2-positive and in need of support? Specifically for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, this support group will provide emotional support as well as practical resources. These every-other-month group meetings create a safe atmosphere to learn and bond with others who understand what you’re going through. This group assists women in adjusting to new genetic information and allows women to learn from each other about how to move forward in positive and life-affirming ways. The support group also has a confidential email tree to provide support and information in between meetings. Call (925) 947-3322 for more information.

Find Care
A quick way to find free/low cost/sliding scale clinics.

UCSF Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center
The Cancer Resource Center supports wellness and healing by providing patients and their loved ones with information, emotional support, and community resources.

CARE Group at ZSFGH
The C.A.R.E. Program is designed for people with cancer who receive their care and treatment at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Through the C.A.R.E. Program, people diagnosed with cancer receive education and For more information about the C.A.R.E. program, please call: (415) 206-7464 support, as well as a free, healthy, and delicious meal every week.
Providers may refer patients to the C.A.R.E. program on e-Referral through the ZSFG C.A.R.E. clinic.
The C.A.R.E. program is available in English, Spanish and Chinese. The fall series schedule is as follows:
♥ Chinese group: Mondays at 1:30 – 4:00PM beginning Summer 2016
♥ English group: Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30PM beginning Summer 2016
♥ Spanish group: Thursdays at 5:30-7:30PM beginning Summer 2016
All groups take place in the Community Wellness Program located at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Ave., main hospital building, second floor, Room 2D35, across from the cafeteria.