UCSF Peer Support Program
For more information, visit the Peer Support website.
Advanced Directive Information
Download our PDF to learn more about advanced directives.
American Brain Tumor Association
This website includes a PDF of the UCSF Orientation to Caregiving Handbook. For more information, contact the ABTA Careline at (800) 886-ABTA (2282).
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Provides disease-specific information as well as help with connecting you to local cancer support resources in your area. For more information, contact (800) 227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Support services include phone support, linkage to financial assistance and community programs. For more information, contact (800) 813-4673 or visit www.cancercare.org.
Information regarding state and federal programs for people with serious health conditions and/or disabilities. www.db101.org.
Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) / Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
For more information, contact (866) 843-2572 or www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org.
Employment Development Department / State of California-Short Term Disability Information
For more information, contact (800) 480-3287 or visit www.edd.ca.gov.
Family and Friends Webpage of the Cancer Support Community
Support services and resources for caregivers and families with children can be found at www.cancersupportcommunity.org.
This organization supports children whose parents have cancer, visit kidskonnected.org.
Medicare Program Benefits Booklet
Helps patients access medications at low or no cost. For more information, contact the Helpline at (978) 865-4115 or visit www.needymeds.org.
National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources
Patient Advocate Foundation
Provides patient advocacy services. For more information, contact (800) 532-5274 or visit www.patientadvocate.org.
Social Security Disability
Federal long-term disability program. For information regarding eligibility and how to apply, call (800) 772-1213 or visit www.ssa.gov.
The information and resources listed here are not intended to be an endorsement, nor are the listings all-inclusive. The resources are provided in hopes that they provide direction as you begin your search for support. Please check with the individual agencies for updated information.
UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.
Brain Tumor Patient and Family Resource Guide
The diagnosis of a brain tumor can affect your life in many ways. As such, we have compiled a guide of resources to help you better cope with your condition.
Brain Tumor Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
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.
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.
Cancer Resource 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.
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!
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.
Healing Through Dance Class
Use movement, expression, imagery and creativity to enhance your own healing. Open to all cancer patients (including non-UCSF) and their caregivers.
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.
Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Program
At UCSF, we understand that a brain tumor diagnosis affects not only our patients, but also their families and loved ones. Learn more about the program here.
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.
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."
The Psycho-Oncology program offers emotional and supportive care to patients of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and their families.
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.
Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and more.