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.
For dates and registration information, click on a title to view in our education calendar (each link opens to a new window)
Harmony & BalanceHealing Imagery (Mountain View & Palo Alto)
Healing Imagery uses imagination to create mental images to help you bring about a desired physical or emotional well-being. Healing Touch for Cancer Patients (Palo Alto)
These therapeutic sessions are open to PAMF patients, currently undergoing radiation therapy or chemotherapy treatments.
Massage (Palo Alto & Mountain View)
Eastern based massage therapy provided to patients while in the infusion center receiving treatment.
CARE - Cancer Caregiver Support Group (Palo Alto)
For caregivers or someone who provides support for someone with advanced cancer
Strength for Caring- For Caregivers Only
This workshop is for those who care for loved ones with cancer.
- Strength for Caring- For Caregivers Only (Mountain View)
- Strength for Caring- For Caregivers Only (Palo Alto)
Exercise for Energy: E4E - Women's Group (Mountain view)
Exercise for Strength - Men's Class (Mountain View)
Varied exercise and activities designed to support patients in chemotherapy treatment, radiation therapy or other cancer treatments.
Qigong (Palo Alto)
Qigong - A relaxing path towards health and fitness.
Eating during or after cancer treatment can be a challenge - the following classes offer patients and their families ways to eat healthy during and after cancer treatment.
- Eating Tips During Cancer Care Treatment (Santa Cruz)
- Healthy Eating After Cancer Treatment (Mountain View)
- Healthy Eating After Cancer Treatment (Santa Cruz)
- Healthy Eating During Cancer Treatment (Santa Cruz)
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.
Breast Cancer Survivorship Group (Fremont)
This group is for women who have experienced breast cancer treatment and are looking for support in getting back to, or creating a new sense of, "normal" in their lives.
Cancer Support Group (Palo Alto)
Cancer Support Group provides the opportunity to discuss issues related to cancer and its treatment.