Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute

The Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute is specifically designed for UCSF patients who have completed their initial treatment for cancer. At this point, patients find they need different forms of support than while they were in 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 and Wellness Institute has been designed to address these questions, provide resources and enable patients to focus on their path to recovery.

Survivorship Retreats

We also offer a biannual retreat that is open to all patients who have completed active treatment, regardless of where they received care. Topics include nutrition, managing fear of recurrence, sexuality after cancer, exercise and tools for valued living after cancer. To be notified of upcoming retreats and seminars, please contact the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693 and ask to be added to our mailing list.

Survivorship Wellness Group Program

The Survivorship Wellness Group Program is an eight-week program focused on helping cancer survivors learn about and practice skills to optimize their health and wellness after 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. You will be able to set goals related to nutrition, physical activity, managing stress, sleeping well and promoting sexual, emotional and spiritual wellness after cancer treatment.

If you are a UCSF patient who has completed cancer treatment and are interested in registering for Survivorship Wellness, please call (415) 353-3931.

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    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • NIH-2x

      Designated comprehensive cancer center

    • n8-2x

      Ranked No. 12 in the nation for cancer care

    Support services

    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.

    Patient Resource


    The Psycho-Oncology program offers emotional and supportive care to patients of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and their families.

    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.


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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    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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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount

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    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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