Telephone: 650-725-9456
 

Telephone: 669-233-2807
 

Telephone: 650-725-9456
 

Patients who have undergone cancer treatments may be at risk for the development of lymphedema. In this session, you will learn about the causes, and how to identify early signs and symptoms.  You will also learn about ways to decrease your risk of developing lymphedema, and steps you can take to be proactive in reducing your risk. This session is held by appointment with a Stanford Lymphedema nurse.

Registration 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.

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

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Second and fourth Mondays of the month
No class 5/28

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.

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

Free

Next Date: 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11, 6/25
For questions please call: 650-725-9456

Are you or someone you care for about to start chemotherapy for the first time?  An experienced oncology nurse provides up to date information about your chemotherapy, biotherapy or immunotherapy along with a tour of the infusion center.  We guarantee you'll feel less anxious afterward.

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
    Palo Alto, CA 94305
    Every Monday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
    No class: 5/28
    Registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.
    650-725-9456


  • 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
    Registration Required
    650-724-6140


  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, Room 3300B
    San Jose, CA 95124
    Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 
    Registration Required
    669-233-2807

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

Mind, Body, Spirit

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.

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

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

Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine
Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

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

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Free

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

This class will demonstrate head scarf tying techniques for women undergoing cancer treatment who desire to incorporate scarfs into their everyday look or for that special occasion. Bring your own scarf if desired. Demonstration scarfs will be available as well. 

Space is limited, please call to register.
 

   

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Stanford Cancer Center


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

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

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

FREE

Next Date: 4/9
Call to register: 669-233-2807

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

Registration recommended, walk-ins welcomed.


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

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

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Second Thursday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center

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

Getting Here »

Free

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

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

Walk-ins welcome.


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

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Wednesday
(no class 5/30)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
1st Floor, Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness

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

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 »

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

Every Tuesday
No class 5/29

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
No class: 6/1

Free

For questions call: 669-233-2807

Gentle yoga postures are introduced to imporve total body conditioning, increase mobility and range of motion, improve circulatory flow, and relieve muscle tention. Practice assumes student is able to get to the floor using assistance.

No registration is required. Drop in!

Every Monday         Every Wednesday
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.   1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
No class: 5/28   No class: 5/30
YogaSource
16185 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Getting here »
  Samyama Yoga
2995 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Getting here »

    


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

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

Every Monday and Wednesday

Offered at 2 locations

Free

For questions call:

This deeply relaxing and restful class will use restorative yoga poses done primarily on the floor with the support of bolsters, blankets, blocks, and chairs. Designed to nurture, nourish and renew the body, mind and spirit.

Every Monday       Every Wednesday
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.   2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
No class: 5/28   No class: 5/30
Samyama Yoga
2995 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Getting here»
  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, times, and locations

Free

For questions, call:

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       Every Sunday
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.   2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
No class: 5/31   No class: 5/27

Samyama Yoga
2995 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Getting here 

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

 


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

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

Every Thursday & Sunday

Two locations

Free

Support Group

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

Support groups include:

  • Breast Cancer Newly Diagnosed & In-Treatment
  • DCIS
  • Hereditary Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Online Breast and Ovarian Support Group via Zoom
  • Ovarian Cancer Networking Group
  • Recovery & Renewal
  • Spanish Language Breast Cancer
  • Young Women's Breast Cancer Group
Next Date: Ongoing
Call or email for additional information (650) 326-6686

Provided by the Cancer Supportive Care Program, this support group is designed to provide support, education, networking and resource materials to caregivers who are coping with a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer.

No registration required, walk-ins welcome.


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.

Third Thursday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 11/16, 12/21
For questions, please call: 650-725-9456

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
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA, 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

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

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
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13
For questions, please call: 650-743-4672

Videos

Make an Appointment

Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto:
650-498-6000

Stanford Women's Cancer Center:
650-498-6004

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay:
408-426-4900

Stanford Redwood City Infusion Therapy Center:
650-724-6140