Resources & Support
At UCSF Health, we are renowned for our highly specialized and cutting-edge medical care. Along with innovative medicine, we strive to provide a variety of services to ensure that patients and families are fully supported while in our care. UCSF has a team of experienced social workers and condition-specific support groups as well as classes to help patients and families navigate their experiences while in our clinics and hospitals.
Our support services also include unique programs to help heal the mind and spirit, such as Art for Recovery, Healing Through Dance and complimentary spa treatments during infusion therapy. During an unfamiliar and stressful time, UCSF’s support services are ready to lend a hand whenever patients and families need it most.
I turned to my wife and said, "We don't need to go to any of the other doctors. We'll get the best care here."
Pancreatic cancer has traditionally been a deadly cancer. When Stuart Rickerson discovered he had it, he and his wife, Nancy, were willing to go anywhere in the world to get the best treatment. They compiled a list of top medical centers and pancreatic cancer specialists and started visiting them all. It took one meeting with Dr. Margaret Tempero, gastrointestinal oncologist and director of the UCSF Pancreas Center, for Rickerson to decide where to get treated.