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Support Group

Art for Recovery

Creativity can help people with serious illnesses cope, heal and express what they're going through. Find out about our program and how to join.

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Support Group

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

This group is open to patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery as well as those who are considering the procedure. Friends and family are welcome.

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Fitness

Cancer Exercise Counseling

Our one-on-one exercise training sessions, customized for your needs and abilities, can complement other cancer treatments and speed your recovery.

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Cancer Support Groups

Support groups held by the Ida and Joseph Friend Patient and Family Cancer Support Center are free and available to all patients, whether or not you get your health care at UCSF.

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Patient Resource

Case Management and Social Work

Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.

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Fitness

Core and More Class

A strong body helps you fight cancer and enjoy life. Join this class to stabilize your core, strengthen your muscles and improve overall fitness. For cancer patients and caregivers!

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Patient Resource

Fishbon Library: Health Information Resources

Browse the collection or let our librarian answer your questions about conditions, treatments, health and wellness, clinical trials and more.

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Patient Resource

Friend to Friend Gift Shop

A one-stop boutique for patients with cancer. Get professional help with wigs, prostheses, sun-protective clothing, makeup, skin care and more.

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Class

Great Expectations Pregnancy Classes

Get ready for the baby! Choose from a variety of classes that prepare moms and partners for pregnancy, birth, baby care, breastfeeding and parenting.

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ICU Survivors Peer Support Group

The UCSF ICU Survivors Peer Support Group is an open forum for survivors of critical illness and their families. Find appointment information here.

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Patient Resource

International Services

If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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Patient Resource

International Services Arabic | الخدمات الدولية | UCSF Health

إذا كنت قادما من خارج الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية لغرض العلاج، إبدأ من هنا

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Patient Resource

International Services Mandarin | 国际服务 | UCSF Health

如果您不在美国境内并有意于前来UCSF接受治疗,请从这里开始。我们的高级患者联络员将为您协调与就诊相关的各方面问题。

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Patient Resource

Interpreters

UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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Patient Resource

Koz Hospitality House

Located near our Parnassus campus, Koz Hospitality House provides comfortable, reasonably priced accommodations for UCSF patients during their treatment.

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Patient Resource

Lactation Consultant Support

Get support for all your breastfeeding needs. Troubleshoot with a lactation consultant, find equipment and supplies, join a support group and more.

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Class

Meditation and Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients

Drop in for a free class designed to help you heal, relax and find balance during your treatment. UCSF and non-UCSF patients are welcome.

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Support Group

Memory and Aging Disorders Support Groups

The UCSF Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Caregiver Support Group provides education as well as support to the caregivers and families. Find more information here.

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Class

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.

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Support Group

Neurology Support Groups

The UCSF Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Support Group encourages all patients with these blood vessel disorders to join. Find more info here.

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Patient Resource

Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Program

At UCSF, we understand that a brain tumor diagnosis affects not only our patients, but also their families and loved ones. Learn more about the program here.

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Patient Resource

Oncology Social Work

Social workers can be key members of your cancer care team. Reach out for support, problem solving and help accessing UCSF's many cancer-related resources.

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Support Group

Organ Transplant Support Groups

The UCSF Heart Transplant/LVAD Support Group offers peer-based support for heart transplant patients and patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs).

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Patient Resource

Patient and Family Cancer Support Center

You'll find support groups, classes, a library, treatment information, special events and much more to promote wellness and healing for patients and families.

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Patient Resource

Patient Relations

We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

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Support Group

Peer Support Program for Cancer

Patients are matched with peer support volunteers according to criteria such as diagnosis, cancer stage, age or gender. Speak to someone who's "been there."

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Support Group

Pulmonary Support Groups

The UCSF AWAKE ("Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic") Obstructive Sleep Apnea Support Group is for people with this sleep and breathing disorder.

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Fitness

Restorative Movement Class

Explore simple movements that help you feel more powerful and comfortable in your body. This fun and free UCSF class is aimed at those in recovery from cancer.

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Patient Resource

Spa Infusion

Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and more.

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Patient Resource

Spiritual Care Services

Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.

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Class

Stop Smoking Classes

Get help quitting. Our tobacco addiction specialists will guide you through a four-week course on smoking, health and how to quit.

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Support Group

Stop Smoking Support Group

The UCSF Freedom From Smoking Support Group is open to graduates of the Stop Smoking classes provided by the UCSF Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center.

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Patient Resource

UCSF Patient Support Corps

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is stressful. Get guidance, support and answers to your questions here as you consider your options and make decisions.

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Patient Resource

Women's Health Resource Center

Access a range of UCSF women's health resources, such as classes, support groups, a lending library and services focused on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

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Fitness

Yoga Classes

Maintain and restore your health the way people have for over 3,000 years, with Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients, Therapeutic Yoga for Stress, and more classes.

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