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.
The problem with watchful waiting is there is too much waiting and not enough watching.
John Shoemaker's prostate cancer diagnosis launched the self-described "data-driven" former tech executive on a months-long research project. By the time he landed in Dr. Peter Carroll's office, he knew a great deal about prostate cancer and the nation's top experts who treat it. Still, he was startled to hear Carroll's advice: Track your cancer closely, but don't treat it until necessary.