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Finding out you have cancer can be disorienting. Our mission is to give you the tools you need to find your footing again. Our care begins when you are first diagnosed and can continue throughout your life. So whether you are living with cancer as a chronic condition or have recently completed treatment, we are here to help you navigate in a way that feels right to you.
Cancer Supportive Care Program
Offers personal consultation, support groups, nutrition consults, fitness classes, survivorship workshops and lectures.
Stanford Health Library Phone: 650-736-1713
Consumer health information library open to the public which offers free personalized research services and lecture series. Questions/research requests may be submitted online, by phone, or in person.
A national nonprofit group that provides free professional support services online and by phone for anyone affected by cancer.
Cancer and Careers Provides support to women who are either working during cancer treatment or returning to work after treatment. The organization’s website hosts discussion boards on which women can talk to career coaches about the challenges they face returning to the workplace. Resources available in Spanish.
Cancer Legal Resource Center
Provides free information and resources on cancer related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers and others coping with cancer. Resources available in Spanish.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s professional website has a section devoted to survivorship including information about long-term effects of cancer and cancer treatment, rehabilitation, learning how to become a patient advocate and ways to improve nutrition and physical activity. A section on cancer treatment summaries provides resources that can be downloaded and completed with an oncology health care provider. Resources available in Spanish.
Cancer Support Community
A network that provides support groups, activities, and other resources online and in their many community sites. A cancer transitions program was developed in concert with the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
195 West Houston Street, New York, NY
The mission of Gilda's Club is to provide a place where people living with cancer, their families and friends can join others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. In addition to the flagship facility in New York, there are Clubs in other cities across the country.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Provides information about healthy living including diet, exercise, bone health, safe travel and vaccinations.
Designed to educate cancer survivors, family members, and health care providers about the challenges associated with life after cancer treatment.
National Lymphedema Network
Provides education about the prevention and treatment of lymphedema as well as a list of lymphedema specialists by zip code.
Nutrition Information about healthy diets:
American Cancer Society
Includes information about the benefits of good nutrition, regular physical activity, staying at a healthy weight and tips to help you choose nourishing food options. Provides links to recipes and shopping lists to help you implement your good intentions.
American Institute for Cancer Research Practical, reliable advice on what to eat and how to get active once your cancer treatment is over. They offer support groups, recipes and tips for healthy living.
Maps, directions, parking, public transit options, and contact information
Other patient resources
Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Health Care.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.