Complementary Therapies for Cancer Care
A cancer diagnosis affects all of you: body, mind and spirit. At PAMF, we want to help you keep your focus on living, not on cancer. Thanks to the generous support of doctors, we offer a complete array of complementary care activities, free of charge, to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality care of life.
Listings are by location. For dates and registration information, click on a title to view in our education calendar.
Breast Cancer Support Group (Fremont)
This group is for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, or have experienced treatment and are looking for support in getting back to, or creating a new sense of "normal" in their lives.
Exercise for Energy E4E - Women's Group (Mountain view)
Varied exercise and activities designed to support patients in chemotherapy treatment, radiation therapy or other cancer treatments.
Exercise for Strength - Men's Class (Mountain View)
Varied exercise and activities designed to support cancer patients.
Expressions Painting Class (Mountain View)
PAMF offers "Expressions" - a program of painting classes for cancer patients.
Animal Assisted Therapy (Palo Alto)
The Irene Davidson Animal Assisted Therapy Program at PAMF is provided in partnership with the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA and Furry Friends. Currently available in our Palo Alto Center Radiation Oncology Waiting Area.
Healing Touch for Cancer Patients (Palo Alto)
These therapeutic sessions are open to PAMF patients, currently undergoing radiation therapy or chemotherapy treatments.
Qigong (Palo Alto)
Qigong - A relaxing path towards health and fitness
Strength for Caring - For Caregivers Only (Palo Alto)
This workshop is for those who care for loved ones with cancer.
Advanced Cancer Support Group (Santa Cruz)
This group provides a safe environment that allows participants to share, listen, support each other and learn resources. Participants do not need to be in treatment but must have an advanced cancer diagnosis
Cancer Support Group (Santa Cruz)
A drop in general support group for anyone with a cancer diagnosis who is newly diagnosed or in treatment.
Triumph Fitness (Santa Cruz)
Are you someone who is completing or recently completed treatment for cancer?
Yoga - Surviving & Thriving (Santa Cruz)
Did you know that studies have shown that yoga can benefit cancer survivors by reducing fatigue and inflammation?
Young Adult Cancer Support Group (Santa Cruz)
Drop in group for patients between ages 18-44 years old. This is a place for mutual support, creating connections, sharing resources and listening. We will also have occasional guest speakers.
Massage (Palo Alto, Mountain View)
Eastern based massage therapy provided to patients while in the infusion center receiving treatment.
Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients (Santa Cruz)
Massage therapy provided to patients while in the infusion center receiving treatment.
PAMF partners with Cancer CAREPoint for its guided imagery and survivorship series events. Visit their website to learn more and to see a schedule of events. Cancer CAREPoint is supports cancer patients, families and caregivers in Silicon Valley through personalized, one-on-one counseling, assistance, resources and education.