STAND Clinic

One of the first of its kind, the UCSF STAND (Supportive Therapy in Androgen Deprivation) Clinic provides comprehensive care to men with prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy, also known as hormone therapy.

While hormone therapy is an extremely effective cancer treatment, it causes side effects, including fatigue, hot flashes and sexual changes, such as decreased libido (sex drive) and decreased erectile function. It also can cause weight gain and loss of muscle mass, and increase the risk of diabetes. These side effects are related to decreased levels of testosterone and can greatly impact quality of life.

The STAND Clinic aims to address the unique needs of men receiving hormone therapy. Renowned experts in prostate cancer, psycho-oncology, symptom management, nutrition, exercise and complementary medicine will meet with you during the same visit. This team will provide you with a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan to manage your side effects. We administer hormone therapy injections during the same visit.

Patients also have the opportunity to participate in research studies with the goal of developing new hormone therapies for men with prostate cancer.

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    Patient's Guide to Prostate Cancer

    Understanding prostate cancer and making treatment decisions can be difficult. We hope these guidelines will help you in the course of treatment you choose.

    Prostate Cancer Glossary

    Use this Prostate Cancer Glossary to help you understand some of the more esoteric terminology including, adjuvant, brachytherapy, seminal vesicles and more.

    Nutrition and Prostate Cancer

    Good nutrition may reduce the incidence of prostate cancer and help reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression. Learn more here.

    FAQ: Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    Answers to commonly asked questions about radiation therapy for prostate cancer, including what you can expect to feel during and after, side effects, and special issues.

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      Ranked No. 12 in the nation for cancer care

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      Best in the West for urology

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      Ranked No. 3 in the nation for urology

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      in NIH funding for urology research

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    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.

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    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.

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    Cancer Support Groups

    Support groups held by the Ida and Joseph Friend Patient and Family Cancer Support Center are free and available to all patients, whether or not you get your health care at UCSF.

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    Core and More Class

    A strong body helps you fight cancer and enjoy life. Join this class to stabilize your core, strengthen your muscles and improve overall fitness. For cancer patients and caregivers!

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    Friend to Friend Gift Shop

    A one-stop boutique for patients with cancer. Get professional help with wigs, prostheses, sun-protective clothing, makeup, skin care and more.

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    Meditation and Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients

    Drop in for a free class designed to help you heal, relax and find balance during your treatment. UCSF and non-UCSF patients are welcome.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Peer Support Program for Cancer

    Patients are matched with peer support volunteers according to criteria such as diagnosis, cancer stage, age or gender. Speak to someone who's "been there."

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    Restorative Movement Class

    Explore simple movements that help you feel more powerful and comfortable in your body. This fun and free UCSF class is aimed at those in recovery from cancer.

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    Spa Infusion

    Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and more.

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    • 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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    Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute

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      UCSF is home to a range of research initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for cancer patients everywhere. This includes research on topics such as immunotherapy, BRCA mutations and molecular diagnostic testing.

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