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We want you to know that we are still here for you! We may be reached by e-mail at crc@ucsf.edu or by phone at 415-885-3693. Our Social Workers are available to help you navigate the challenges you may be facing, we have a wonderful Peer Support Program, and our Psycho-Oncologists are conducting therapy sessions online, via Zoom.
COME AND VISIT US
Friend to Friend Specialty Shop 
The Friend to Friend Specialty Shop at UCSF Mission Bay specializes in providing cancer products such as wigs, mastectomy bras, camisoles, Spring hats, and other head coverings. Let's not forget our comfortable clothes, gifts, books and so much more!
Please stop by. We would love to see you!
In addition to fitting all types of mastectomy bras, including the free Athleta bras, we're also excited to announce we have now resumed our wig-fitting services. Our trained fitters will help you shop in dignity and privacy in a warm and welcoming environment. You can be assured you'll go home with a smile on your face! Please call us at (415) 353-7776, option 2 to schedule an appointment. 

Whether you're looking for cancer products for yourself or a gift or greeting card for a cancer patient, we invite you to stop by our shop located in the lobby of the Precision Cancer Medical Building, 1825 4th Street, Room M1220, (Mission Bay Campus).
Shop hours are Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

And don't forget to visit our brand-new website at www.friend2friend.org!
FOR THE ARTIST IN YOU
Art for Recovery Offerings:
(All available via Zoom. Pre-registration Required)

Art for Musical Meditation Group
Thursdays, (2:00 4:00 pm) 
Facilitated by Patrice Haan, AFR Harpist & Amy Van Cleve Program Manager

HeART & Soul: Expressive Arts Group
Mondays (2:00 4:00 pm)
Facilitated by Amy Van Cleve, AFR Program Manager & Mary Watson, AFR Harpist

Healing with Writing: An Online Writing Workshop
Thursdays, Monthly Series (10:00 11:30 am)
Facilitated by Ned Buskirk, Writer, Art for Recovery

Musical Oasis (Drop Ins – Patients, Staff & Caregivers)
Tuesdays (1:30 2:30 pm)
Facilitated by Patrice Haan, AFR Harpist & Amy Van Cleve Program Manager

Serenade Series (Drop Ins – Patients, Staff & Caregivers)
Wednesdays (11:00 am 12:00 pm)
Facilitated by Jim Murdoch, AFR Musician

Writing with Music Workshop for Men
Creative Community Connection & Support
Tuesdays (3:00 4:30 pm)
Facilitated by Ned Buskirk, MA, Creative Writer & Jim Murdoch, Musician

NEWLY ADDED:
LGBTQ Poetry: Expressive Arts Workshop
Dates and times (TBD) For more information contact: Amy Van Cleve
Facilitated by Redwing Keyssar, RN and Patrice Hann

Wild Writing (For Patients only)
Tuesdays, Monthly Series (11:00 am 1:00 pm)
Facilitated by Laurie Wagner, Writer, AFR
Registration is required: Click here Art for Recovery 
(Registration is Required for all AFR Offerings)
Please Pre-register by emailing Art for Recovery or call 415-885-7225. No fee
BEAUTY & WELLNESS

Lipstick Angels are offering their
Beauty & Wellness 101 classes
Tuesday | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 18th | Virtual setting via ZOOM
Each participant will receive in the mail a “complimentary, personalized, specially curated bag” of non-toxic makeup and skincare supplies to use during the class for the fully interactive experience.
The course includes:
    Aromatherapy & guided breathing
    Skincare basics
    Self-care tips 
    Makeup tutorials (including eyebrow shaping)

Patients must be under the care of a UCSF Cancer Center provider.
“Come and enjoy this awesome experience
and give yourself the pampering you deserve!”  

Please pre-register at: cancer.ucsf.edu/patient-events or by phone at 415-885-3693
This program is brought to you by the Donna Smith Fund at UCSF Health,
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
MIND, BODY & SPIRIT
Sponsored by MERI Center
3rd UCSF Virtual Day of Remembering
Friday | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 21, 2021

Grieving has been made more difficult during the pandemic due to physical distancing measures. The UCSF Day of Remembering is a time for us to come together, virtually, and honor and remember those whom we have lost. We hope that our community, near and far, will gather together for this virtual memorial service. The service will include reflections, readings, and rituals to offer comfort and support to the UCSF community: patients, caregivers, family, friends, faculty, & staff.

This virtual memorial service will take place over Zoom. Details will be provided upon registration. Please have a candle, flower, or memento for the service.
Please Pre-register: Click here

If you would like your loved one’s name and/or picture included in this service, 
please call 415-509-8645 or email Gayle Kojimoto.

Coming to Terms:
Living with Serious Illness
1st Tuesdays | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
May 4, 2021

Coming to Terms with the practical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of living with serious, advanced illness is a process that occurs with time.  
Finding hope and savoring moments of joy helps.
This group is a safe place
To freely say out loud and share what you are experiencing, thinking and feeling
To listen and learn from each other: what helps, what hurts and what heals?
To express your concerns about the impact your illness has on others and yourself
To talk about sharing information and having conversations with your loved ones

Sessions are open to people with serious illness. Meetings held virtually via Zoom.
Link sent upon registration. Registration closes the day before the group.

Facilitated by Redwing Keyssar, RN of the MERI Center& Ladybird Morgan of Commonweal.
Please Pre-register: Call 415-509-8645 or email Gayle Kojimoto.

What Matters Most?
Two-part Advance Care Planning Workshop
Wednesday | May 12th & 26th | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday | June 2nd & 16th | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This is a free two-part workshop offered throughout the year in advanced care planning for patients, staff, and caregivers that enable you to: 
• Create a personalized plan to honor your wishes
• Have your questions answered
• Complete your new or revised Advance Directive for Healthcare and have it notarized for free (in-person workshops only)

Session 1: 
Learn about the Advance Directive Form, what questions to ask yourself and your family, things to consider about your wishes, and how to complete the form.
Session 2: (In person)
Bring your completed form to the workshop, ask any additional questions you or your family may have, and have your form notarized on-site at no cost to you.

Please plan on attending both meetings. This workshop is for people with a cancer diagnosis (including Non-UCSF patients) and their loved ones.

To Pre-register, please click here.
Loss, Losing, Loosening:
Exploring Grief and Healing
Through Poem-Making
Tuesdays | 11 am12 pm
May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
In these challenging times, it is important more than ever to express our feelings and connect to our own creativity and community. Join us in using poetry writing as self-care and to explore our feelings, fears, and hopes.

Together we will:
• Use poem-making to explore your grief, whether you are grieving the loss of a
loved one or struggling due to this global pandemic
• Find healing through listening to poems read out loud and exploring how it makes us feel
• Create a supportive & caring community 
You do not need to be a writer or poet to join.
Come when you can.
Led by Redwing Keyssar, RN, Author & Poet. Please pre-register at Eventbrite.
Wednesdays, | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
Poetic Medicine for the "Wounded Healer"

Many of us, whether we identify as being in the “healing arts” or not, we have wounds that we understand as the foundation of our own ability to heal and to have compassion for others. In these sessions we will open to whatever it is we consider our own “wounded places” and allow our poem-making to be part of our healing process. 
The psychologist Carl Jung coined the concept of "The Wounded Healer." He took the insights of this Archetypal healing from Greek Mythology. Chiron, the wisest Centaur, was once inflicted with a severe physical wound. In his way to recovery, he found the goal of being a “Teacher of healing.” Many wise people have said, healing is not a process between the healer and the wounded. It’s a process of two equals. The teacher does heal the wounds, but the one who orchestrates it is the healer’s own experience of healing.

Redwing Keyssar, RN, Author & Poet, of the UCSF MERI CENTER for Education in Palliative Care will guide us in using poem-making to explore the concept of what it means to be a “wounded healer” and to find healing in our creative process together.  

To Pre-register, please click here (then select a date).
A Creative Circle of Reflection
for Women with Gynecological Cancers
Exploring Healing Through Poem-Making
2nd Tuesdays, | 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
May 11th, June 8th & July 13th
There will be brief self-introductions, listen to poetry and respond to them by simply repeating what resonates in you. The intention is to stay more focused in your hearts, rather than your minds. 
 
In this one -hour session we will:
Learn to appreciate the opportunity to “just” listen to the words and to each other responses to the words.  
We will have short writing sessions (2-5 minutes) based on prompts
Share what has been written so others can reflect back what resonates with them.    
 
Redwing Keyssar, RN, Author & Poet, of the MERI CENTER for Education in Palliative Care will guide us in using poem-making to explore our feelings, fears and ideas about life, health and healing. To Register: Click here
Food for Thought: Online Poetry Café
Fridays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
May 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

Weekly online poem-making gathering facilitated by Redwing Keyssar. We will provide a short guided meditation and music, listen to some poems, use word prompts, and allow poems to enter the realm of creativity through the art of "Poem-Making."
Come weekly or just once in a while.

You do not need to be a writer to join this supportive, creative, and healing community.

To Pre-register, please click here.
WEEKLY OFFERINGS
Sponsored by
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine 
Laughter Yoga...Laughter is the Best Medicine
Join us
Thursdays | 6:00 pm

Laughter is like a mini-vacation away from all your stresses and worries.
Join a fun group of laughter lovers.
Laughter has been shown to:
  • Boost your immune system with feel good hormones
  • Release tension and stress
  • Help manage pain
  • Improve your mood and help you feel lighter  
  • Increase creativity, productivity and problem-solving skills
To learn more: Go to Osher Center Public Classes/Laughter Yoga and to join Click here.  
Looking forward to laughing with you! 
 
Teresa Corrigan RN, MA, CLYT 
Laughter Yoga Teacher UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine 

For additional questions or concerns contact: Tammy Kremer 
Restorative Yoga for Patients Living with Cancer 
Mondays | 10:00 11:00 am
Restorative Yoga facilitates health and relaxation by supporting the body in easy and comfortable positions with props. You can use items available in your environment such as pillows, couch cushions, blankets, yoga blocks, and bolsters. You may benefit and improve the central nervous system, supports your digestion, and improves your mood and sleep.
Please register to join the class – Click Here. You will receive the Zoom meeting information and a pass code unique to you. Hope you can join Marcia Degelman, CMT, and others, while in the comfort of your own home.
**Additional Yoga Classes**

Wednesdays | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Yoga and Self-Care for Patients Living with Cancer:

Fridays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Chair Yoga for Patients Living with Cancer,
Sponsored by UCSF Spiritual Care Services
Mid-Day Mindfulness A Peaceful Pause for All
Monday Friday | 12:00 – 12:15 pm 
This is a time for you to take a moment to breathe, reflect, and ground ourselves. No meditation experience necessary. It is only 15 minutes, just for you!

To attend online via Zoom
Please email: Spiritual Care.
Sponsored by UCSF Psycho-Oncology

Survivorship Wellness
Next Orientation: Monday | 3:00 - 4:00 pm (May10th)
8-week program: Mondays | 1:30 - 3:00 pm (rolling)
Online, via Zoom
If you are a UCSF patient who has finished active cancer treatment, please join us for an orientation to our Survivorship Wellness program. This 8-week interdisciplinary program will help you focus on optimizing health and wellness after cancer treatment. Learn how to set personal goals and practice skills in: nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, goal-setting, sexual wellness, emotional wellness, and spiritual wellness.

Open to UCSF patients who are no longer in active treatment for cancer. Most insurance plans are accepted.

Registration is required. To learn more or to register, call 415-353-3931. For more Details


Coping With Stress
5 - Week Group Program
Wednesdays | 2:30 - 4:00 pm
May 5th thru June 2nd, 2021
This program is a great opportunity to meet other patients and learn strategies on how to be calmer, manage stress, and cope better. These strategies will help you cope with the emotional and physical challenges of cancer (during a pandemic) as well as strategies that can help with daily stress.

Facilitated by Anna O. Levin, PhD and Daphne Stuart, MSW

Open to UCSF cancer patients.
Registration is limited. Fees may apply; most insurance accepted.
To register and more information call: 415-353-9751.
UPCOMING CONFERENCE
The 2nd Patient Conference on Prostate Cancer
Presented By CPCC & UCSF
Friday, May 14th | Saturday, May 15th (Virtually)

Effective Shared Decision-Making requires that the patient and his doctor be INFORMED in order to make the best decisions. This Conference will help patients to think about their care, discuss their case with their own doctors and others, and join in effective informed decision-making. Ample time will be provided for the attendees to ask questions. This is an outstanding opportunity to hear from leading experts in prostate cancer. Early Registration is encouraged.
 
The cost for the Conference, including electronic materials for each attendee is: $20.00 per person*. All registered attendees will receive the Zoom link and their electronic materials before the event. For additional information, please contact Merel Grey Nissenberg.
*We rely on these fees to support CPCC and this program.
However, if this fee represents a financial hardship, waivers are available*
Conference Topics:
The Basics
• Genetics and Genomics
• Immunology
• Clinical Trials
• ABC’s of ADT
• Low-Risk Disease and Active Surveillance
• Treatment of Metastatic and Non-Metastatic Disease
• Systemic Therapy
• Prostate Cancer and African-American Men
• Imaging
• Diet & Exercise
• Managing Side Effects, Access to Care, and Intimacy and Sexual Function
A stellar faculty including: Eric Small, MD; Peter Carroll, MD, MPH; June Chan, ScD; Matt Cooperberg, MD, MPH; Felix Feng, MD; Mack Roach III, MD; Stacey Kenfield, ScD; Rahul Aggarwal, MD; Hala Borno, MD; Thomas Hope, MD and many others will present during the 2-day Conference during break out sessions.
SUPPORTING YOU WITH OTHERS
Click Here to view
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
5:30 7:00 pm
For Zoom and more information,
please call: 415-514-6338

Husbands & Significant Others
Support Group

This group is for men whose wives or partners
are dealing with cancer.

The group offers a safe place (a confidential zoom setting) to share feelings and feel supported by other men with similar experiences.

You will discuss positive ways of dealing with your partner's cancer. Also, you will find mutual emotional support and encouragement.

2nd Wednesdays | 5:30 – 7:00 pm


This is a support group for all who offer emotional and practical support to a loved one with cancer.
The group offers a safe place (a confidential zoom setting) to share outlooks and feel supported by others dealing with similar experiences. You will learn tools to cope with the emotional and physical aspects of caring for a loved one, find ways of nurturing yourself, and renew hope. The group is open to UCSF and Non-UCSF caregivers.

Please call the facilitator, Chiara Leifer, MSW, for zoom information: 415-353-9874.
UCSF Bladder Cancer Education and Support Group
1st Thursdays | 5:30 – 7:00 pm
May 6, 2021 | Zoom check-in starts at 4:30 pm
Meet and Greet
The group offers a safe place (a confidential zoom setting) to share outlooks and feel supported by others dealing with bladder cancer and similar experiences. This group is open to UCSF and Non-UCSF patients, partners, and caregivers.

For first time participants, please email the facilitator is Miriam Siyam, LCSW,
Register by 5pm on May 4th with the following information:
  • Full name
  • Email address (If you phone in your info)
  • Location address where you will be zooming from
  • Phone number
Questions?: Please email or call Imelda Tanggara for zoom information: 415-353-9874.
Thank you and hope to see you there!


Patient & Family
Cancer Support Center
Welcome and Support Program
The UCSF Welcome and Support Program is here to support you! The volunteers are good listeners and able to answer your questions and direct you to the wide range of support services available to you:

  • Support Groups and Peer Support
  • Wellness Programs
  • Online Resources
  • Nutrition & Exercise Services
  • Connecting you to your assigned Social Worker

The Welcome and Support Program volunteers are compassionate, resourceful, and proactive individuals bringing their training and life experiences to help support you.
 
To reach one of our trained volunteers call the volunteer line at 415-885-3693, then press 5. Leave a clear message and a volunteer will return your call.
Head & Neck Cancer Education & Support Groups
3rd Thursdays - | 5:30 - 7:00 pm

This group offers a safe place (a confidential zoom setting) to share outlooks and feel supported by others dealing with similar experiences. You will learn tools to cope with the emotional and physical aspects of Head and Neck cancer. The group is open to UCSF and Non-UCSF patients and caregivers.
(Alternate months will have a speaker and topic)

Next group meetings are:
May 20th | Speaker: Sue Yom, MD, PhD | Topic: Radiation
June 17th | Support Group

Facilitators: Ted Scheel, LCSW, MPH & Cara Evans, MS, CCC-SLP
For more information or to RSVP
Email: Ted Scheel or call: 415-514-6338
Women's Anal Cancer Support Group
1st Tuesdays | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
May 4, 2021

This group offers a safe place (via zoom) just for women to share experiences and feelings around the effects of anal cancer as they are supported by others.

Facilitator: Nancy Rothschild, LMFT
For more information or to RSVP
Email: crc@ucsf.edu or call: 415-885-3693
SAVE THE DATE
The 9th Annual
UCSF Gynecologic Cancer Symposium 
September is National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. The UCSF Division of Gynecologic Oncology invites you to the 9th Annual Gynecologic Cancer Symposium on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

With the success of the online 2020 event, it's expected that this year's event will remain online via Zoom. Join us for information, discussion and connection on issues experienced by all who live with a gynecologic cancer. We will explore a broad-range of topics and hear from speakers, come together in breakout groups, and answer your questions. 
 
Open to the public. 
Registration is required and will be available during the Summer.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available.
Let's Talk
Conversations with Your Children About Cancer 
Coming soon in June | Date & Time (TBD)

You will have the opportunity to increase your confidence in having difficult conversations with your children, receive resources, and connect with others going through a similar process.
 
All UCSF and Non-UCSF Parents/Grandparents diagnosis of cancer are welcome.

This workshop will explore:
  • The importance of communication with children about cancer;
  • What children need and understand at different ages; and
  • Age-appropriate communication techniques.
Presented by our Cancer Center Clinical Social Workers and a special guest
Stay tuned as more information becomes available.
Greta's Recipe of the Month
Pistachio Crusted Salmon
Our dietitian Greta Macaire, MA, RD, CSO, has selected the following recipe to feature this month. Also, be sure to check out our online video library of our
nutrition workshops. 
Ingredients:
  • Zest of two limes
  • ¼ cup Zaatar seasoning
  • ¼ cup shelled chopped pistachios
  • ¼ cup raw chopped cashews
  • ¼ teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 24 ounces wild salmon
  • ¼ cup Spinach (cut into ribbons aka "chiffonade")
  • ¼ cup Labne or Low-fat Plain Greek Yogurt (or plain plant based plain yogurt of choice)
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Prepare the crust: Combine lime zest, Zaatar, pistachios, cashews, and sea salt into a bowl or Ziplock bag. Mix or shake to combine well.
  3. Place salmon in baking dish. Coast well with crust mixture. Drizzle olive oil on top.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork (test at thickest point).
  5. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Add yogurt and Spinach chiffonade as garnish.

Serves 6
Nutrition Information per serving: Calories: 250 Fat: 14 gm Carbohydrates: 6 gm Sodium: 339 mg Fiber: 2 gm Protein: 27 gm
Are you a UCSF cancer patient and have some nutritional concerns?
Note: One-on-one Nutrition Counseling is available at no cost to UCSF cancer patients, via zoom (video visit) or telephone, by scheduling through your oncologist office/team.

Jane's Exercise Tips
Our exercise counselor, Jane Clark, CET, suggest the following exercise for you to work on during the Shelter in Place.
Are you a UCSF cancer patient looking to
regain strength or range of motion?
All UCSF cancer patients are eligible for free one-on-one
Please refer to your oncology department
to make an appointment. (Now available via Zoom)
Supporting Your Posture: Neck & Back Flexibility

Since we ALL have been sitting so much more this last year, adding on ZOOM calls, and holding phones with the head dropped, gravity is winning by promoting challenges with posture! When sitting at a computer for long periods of time without stretching or moving, there’s a higher likelihood that your shoulders are rounding forward, chest muscles tightening, and head jutting forward, resulting in neck and back discomfort. 

Here are a few easy yet important movements
you can do daily to make a difference in your posture support.
 A stretch should be held for at least 20-30 seconds:
Shoulder rolls to the back – ALWAYS a great idea! We are working against gravity (pulling you forward), and shoulder rolls to the back will be of great help! 
Bring shoulders up, back, and down. 10xs is a great goal and can be done at any time!
(Follow the direction of arrows)
Neck stretch – While sitting up tall on a chair, tuck your chin in, bring Left arm behind your back and draw the Right ear to Right shoulder. 
The more you reach back with your arm and the more you draw the ear to shoulder – the bigger the stretch!
(Repeat on other side)
Back stretch cues This stretch supports a flexibility opportunity for the thoracic spine (upper mid back:C7-T12).
Hands are on the chair, standing back with knees softly bent, back flat and belly drawn in. Simply keep hands on chair, while dropping back down to desired stretch level. 
Remember - ALWAYS listen to your body and STOP if something doesn't feel right. 
"Pain is not part of the process."

Have fun and stay healthy!
Here's to making a stronger YOU!
~Jane
Community Programs & Resources by Others
Upcoming Webinars
The Healthy Kitchen:
Reducing Toxins and Chemical Exposures
Wednesday | 11:00 am PST
May 12, 2021
You are probably unaware that thousands of chemicals of concern may be lurking in the “heart of your home” — your kitchen. These chemicals — in your refrigerator, cupboards, utensils, storage containers, and cookware — may leach into the foods you eat or off-gas into the air you breathe.
Anticancer Lifestyle Program Environment expert Deborah deMoulpied will review some of the many harmful chemicals that can be found in the items commonly used in American kitchens — and the many options you have to reduce your exposure.

In this webinar you will learn about:
  • Safe cookware and utensils
  • Safe food storage containers
  • Which cans are BPA-free
  • Best types of water bottles to use
  • Nontoxic ways to clean ovens and countertops
Prostate Cancer Prevention and Treatment:
An Integrative Approach
Thursday | 11:00 am PST
Jun 24, 2021
In addition, once a diagnosis of prostate cancer has been made, lifestyle choices may alter outcomes. This often indolent disease, with its long overall survival, provides a unique opportunity for men to explore diet and other behavioral interventions. Typical treatments, such as surgery, radiation, and hormone therapy, can all produce physical and psychological side effects that may be helped by complementary therapies.
Dr. Donald Abrams, integrative oncologist at UCSF and editor of the book Integrative Oncology, will review the benefits of an integrative approach in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common malignant diagnosis in men, and lifestyle behaviors seem to impact its development.

In this webinar, you will learn about:
  • The role of a plant-based diet and regular physical activity in reducing the risk of prostate cancer
  • The role of integrative therapies and lifestyle choices in the management of prostate cancer
  • Whether supplements can be useful
  • The benefits of acupuncture
  • The potential of mind-body interventions to reduce stress associated with living with a cancer diagnosis
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Download an e-book copy of "The Anti-Inflammatory Diet" by Dietitian Crystal Cascio
Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar Series:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 3:00 PM PT

LinkedIn has become an incredibly important tool for conducting a successful job search today. This networking tool can be a major asset for survivors who are looking for work after cancer. In this webinar we will cover tips to help you build an effective profile, including:
 
  • Deciding whether or not to disclose cancer history on LinkedIn
  • Creating a compelling profile despite gaps in employment due to treatment
  • How to fully populate the skills & endorsements section on LinkedIn
  • How to ask for substantive recommendations that avoid mention of cancer history
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 10:00 AM PT

Networking is one of the most important aspects of job search—and professional development—whether done in-person or virtually and from a distance We often think of networking as having an in-person conversation, but the good news is there is way more to it than that. In this new session, learn tactics for developing and nurturing productive relationships that will benefit you now and in the future.

Speaker: Julie Jansen, Executive Coach and Author
To Register: Click here
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Back to work after cancer:
  • Addressing Comments at Work
  • Setting Professional Boundaries
  • Your Mindset
Motivate to Move
Meditative Hiking

Explore the outdoors and be present to the flow of conscious awareness in and around you. Meditative walks or 'mindfulness hikes' are a special opportunity for embodied walking, self-observation, mindful movement, reflection, lightheartedness, and building intra & interpersonal community. 

Dates & Locations:
  1. May 5th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm: Buena Vista Park
  2. May 9th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Mountain Lake to Baker Beach
  3. May 15th, 3:30 - 5:30 pm: Presidio

Cost: Donation based. A suggested donation of $10-20
For more information: email James Mitchell or call: 415-290-6718.
"How to Cancer"
Epic Experience just released the “How to Cancer” video series on YouTube. This subscription is for patients, caregivers, etc. The mission of this video series is to empower the cancer community of what to expect through a cancer diagnosis. We will be covering all topics from diagnosis through survivorship to ensure we are giving the cancer community all the knowledge we can to empower them through their cancer journey.

Link to Series: Epic YouTube Channel
Don't forget to:
Low Impact Exercise Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays
We also have ongoing weekly workouts. These Low Impact Training Classes are free of charge for survivors, caregivers, and health professionals. 
Partnering with: Low Impact/Intensity Training (LIT)
Click Here to register
Moving for Life
Mondays & Thursdays | 12:00-1:00pm ET (Times vary)
All are welcome! Originally was designed for women with breast cancer, our classes were quickly found to be helpful to many more people and are now open to everyone.

Moving for Life classes provide a safe, gentle workout that help you progress in your recovery and meet your fitness goals. Find joy through dancing together towards greater health.
Most classes are taught by bilingual teachers (English/Spanish).

Classes can be done seated or standing and are designed to:
 ● Increase energy, cardio fitness, and muscle strength
 ● Improve range of motion, balance, and mood
 ● Boost your immune system
 ● Reduce or maintain weight/BMI

Certified Instructors adapt class to the individuals in attendance.
Community Support
Women’s Cancer Resource Center “WCRC” to provide direct services
to women with cancer, and to advocate for changes in the health care system.

Free Therapy Sessions with Women's Cancer Resource Center's
Licensed Therapists:
Cancer diagnosis and treatment can be challenging. While the journey can be a long road, we offer compassionate assistance along the way. We match eligible clients with one of our professionally licensed therapists for 12 sessions. Brief term work can help clients prioritize personal goals, support emotional release of stress, and successfully identify techniques for coping and opportunities for emotional healing. Support of this nature can spell the difference between hope and despair at a crucial life juncture. Our Program is available on zoom now. We welcome referrals for women and non-binaries, who make less than $30,000 per year and have a cancer diagnosis.

To see if our Free Therapy Program is a proper fit for your counseling needs, or if you have general questions about the program, please call (510) 809-0216

Website: www.wcrc.org or Email: wcrc@wcrc.org
We serve the Bay Area community with a variety of programs. From fitness classes to one-on-one counseling with licensed therapists, to group support and online support, we have something for everyone touched by breast or ovarian cancer.


Embracing Transformation - Reflections of Nature and Art in Rebirth
Thursdays | May 27th | June 24th | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Facilitated by Karen Newcomb, LMFT
 
We will be working with the power of resilience and deep healing that comes through the study of the power of transformation during unusually challenging times.
 
Find a renewed vision and strength to offset the external tumultuous events of the year. This year is an especially unusual time that requires us to be more resilient and focused on self-healing than ever before. To support this, we have developed these workshops that will help you ground and discover more sources of energy, vitality, healing, and resilience within yourself. These workshops will also give you a place to connect to others who are on a similar journey.
 
Remaining Classes will focus on:
  • May 27th 11:30am | Fierce Courage by Lacey
  • June 24th 11:30am | Core Energy/Strength by Dorote


Lindsay Kimmel Cancer Coach


Lindsay Kimmel, a cancer and health coach, stage IV cancer survivor, nurse, and mentor is available to help coach and guide you through your cancer journey.
Are you looking for peace
in the midst of your cancer journey?

As you work together, she can create a holistic program to optimize your wellness and enhance your medical treatment. Lindsay will provide an arsenal of tools she gathered through her own training and deep exploration of experiences.
 
To learn more and schedule please: email Lindsay Kimmel or call 925-360-4810
FAQ: COVID-19 Vaccine & Cancer
Questions You May Have and Answers
If you or one of your loved ones is a UCSF cancer patient you may get answers here, to important questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions and your cancer care.
Cancer, COVID-19, and Vaccines:
What Patients Need to Know
February 5, 2021 | Arthur N. Brodsky, PhD
  • COVID-19 and Cancer Immunotherapy
  • 2021 Research and Look Ahead | Arthur N. Brodsky, PhD, Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD
  • Pancreatic Cancer & Immunotherapy | Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD
  • Head and Neck Cancer & Immunotherapy | Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD
  • Blood Cancer & Immunotherapy | Philip Greenberg, MD
  • Kidney Cancer & Immunotherapy | Saby George, MD, FACP
Online Resources and Activities
COVID Information Resources

Well-Being Resources

Online Mindfulness / Meditation
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Online Movement Classes
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Online Education and Enrichment
Videos on Cancer
Movies and Talks
Museum and Cultural Tours
Concerts
Making Art

Online Classes
(Click preferred language and scroll down to Patient Education Section)
For a printed copy, please call: 415-885-3693
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With Gratitude to the Donna Smith Fund
Our support groups are made possible in part by a generous donation from the Donna Smith Fund. Donna Smith was a woman of indomitable spirit, who met her cancer diagnosis with personal strength and dignity, with the support of her family and friends. Throughout her illness, Donna encountered many patients who did not have the same benefit of financial and family support systems; consequently, she found the physical and emotional suffering of her fellow patients intolerable. Despite her own deteriorating health, Donna and her family were moved by the plight of these patients, and they established the Donna Smith Fund to help them gain access to special resources and programs that might ease their burden.
1600 Divisadero Street, Suite B-101,
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-885-3693