University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Survivorship Program

Survivorship

The Cancer Survivorship Program is specifically designed for UCSF Cancer Center patients who have completed their initial therapy for cancer.


Following cancer treatment, patients find that they have different needs from those they had during active treatment. Many find themselves wondering:

  • Now what do I do?
  • Who will have time to answer my questions?
  • How do I make sure I continue the appropriate care?
  • Will there be ways to update me on the latest findings and how these discoveries apply to me?
  • How should I expect to feel?

The Cancer Survivorship Program has been designed to address these questions. It enables patients to focus on recovery by providing guidelines, clinical care and resources for improving general health and well-being.

The Survivorship Program varies depending upon the type of cancer, so please contact your UCSF oncology practice for more details. We also offer a bi-annual retreat open to all post active treatment cancer patients, regardless of where patients received their care. Topics include: Nutrition, Managing Fear of Recurrence, Sexuality After Cancer, Exercise, and Tools for Valued Living After Cancer. You may contact the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693 to be put on the mailing list so that you can stay abreast of upcoming Survivorship retreats and seminars.

Survivorship Wellness

survivorshipSurvivorship Wellness is NEW, 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 dieticians, 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.