University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Exercise Counseling

Clinical evidence has shown that regular exercise speeds recovery for cancer survivors, promotes treatment effectiveness and can significantly deter recurrence rates.

For prostate cancer survivors, exercise clinical trials have shown that exercise sinificantly reduces the risk of incontinence and also mitigates side effects for men on hormone therapy and men receiving radiation. One-on-one, one hour long exercise consultations with Jane Clark and Regan Fedric, experienced and certified cancer exercise trainers, are available free to all UCSF cancer patients.

Counseling includes:

  • Individualized exercise programs designed for each patient
  • For both those in treatment and those who have completed treatment
  • For patients of all ages and all levels of fitness
  • Designed for each patient's specific needs, abilities and interests
  • Exercises and activites tailored to speed recovery
  • Written set of exercise reccomendations
  • Demonstration of exercises
  • Referrals to group exercise and yoga classes
  • Helpful tips and strategies for success
  • Encouragement to start and continue exercise program
  • Follow-up telephone calls

Appointments are scheduled for Thursdays (12:30 PM-4:00 PM) and Fridays (9:00 AM-12:30 PM). Counseling is conducted in Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center, located at Mount Zion Medical Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 1st floor, Room B101.

To schedule an appointment, call 415/514-6430. Only UCSF cancer patients are eligible; this is a free service funded by a grant from the Mount Zion Health Fund.