The Cancer Exercise Counseling Program at UCSF offers one-on-one exercise counseling to cancer patients at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Jane Clark and Regan Fedric, cancer exercise trainers certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, offer hour-long exercise classes for cancer patients who are undergoing or who have completed treatment.
Patients of all ages and fitness levels are welcome. Sessions, funded by grants and donations, are free to patients. Donations are accepted from those who are able to contribute.
Research has shown that regular exercise speeds recovery for cancer survivors, promotes the effectiveness and complements other parts of treatment and can significantly deter recurrence rates.
The exercise program is designed for each patient's needs, abilities and interests. Patients receive a demonstration of the exercises, a written set of exercise recommendations that can be done at home and referrals to group yoga and exercise classes. Trainers offer tips and strategies for success and make follow-up telephone calls.
To schedule an appointment, call (415) 514-6430.
Appointments are held on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center.
For more information about exercise classes, visit the Cancer Resource Center website.
Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center
1600 Divisadero St., First Floor, Room B-101
San Francisco, CA 94115
Appointments: (415) 514-6430
Appointments scheduled on Thursdays,12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.