University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute

From Active Treatment to Active Living

From state-of-the-art technology to pioneering treatments such as precision medicine and immunotherapy, the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is revolutionizing cancer care.  With better treatments and improvements in early detection, we are seeing more people survive cancer than ever before. At the Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute we offer personalized, holistic care with the aim of improving quality of life following active cancer treatment.

The Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute brings together clinical care, research and multidisciplinary support services to treat the unique needs of survivors. Patients receive individualized care from an Advanced Practice Provider specializing in survivorship. Our providers work closely with the treating oncology doctor as well as a wide range of specialists to ensure patients receive the most comprehensive care possible.

Along with managing short- and long-term side effects, we believe it is vital to address the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and answer the many questions patients may have after active treatment and while in long-term surveillance.  Our goal is to support patients in their return to wellness, so that their care can be transitioned to the primary care provider.

As a part of UCSF, one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutions, the Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute is engaged in important research studies aimed at understanding the needs and experiences of our patients. Our focus on research stems from a powerful commitment to improve the overall health and well-being of all survivors.

We know cancer changes lives. It is our mission to understand and address the effects of cancer so we can empower survivors to transition from active treatment into active living.

Survivorship Resources

 

We also offer biannual survivorship retreats and a survivorship wellness program. Please visit the Cancer Resource Center for more information about our survivorship retreats and our Survivorship Wellness Group Program website for information about our group wellness program.

 


Survivorship Wellness

survivorshipSurvivorship Wellness is an 8-week clinical program focused on helping survivors of cancer learn about, set goals, and practice skills to optimize their health and wellness after cancer treatment. In this group program, you will have the opportunity to learn from and practice with our cancer center dietitians, social workers, psychologists, chaplains, health coaches, and exercise counselors to set goals around nutrition, physical activity, managing stress, sleeping well, and promoting sexual, emotional, and spiritual wellness after cancer treatment.

Patients who have completed active treatment for cancer at UCSF are eligible to participate. Please call 415-353-3931 to learn more or to register for this program.