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Cancer Services Patient and Family Events

COVID-19 update: We recognize the importance of our classes and support groups and have worked to transition many of our in-person events to Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit our calendar below. If a class does not say "CANCELED," please see the description or contact the group facilitator directly for information on how to participate via videoconferencing.

Patient and Family Support Services is following all recommended social distancing guidelines made by San Diego County and University officials. If and when it is safe to resume in-person meetings, we will make every effort to ensure the classes are available to participants both in person and via Zoom.

Cancer Services at UC San Diego Health offers many support groups, classes and workshops to address the emotional, social, physical, and spiritual issues that can affect ones well-being before, during and after cancer treatment. Although it can be difficult to talk about these important topics, addressing them can actually improve both cancer care and outcomes. Because each person’s needs are individual, we offer a wide range of options.

All events are open to the community. Most classes provide general information and support; however, some may have information specifically related to services provided by UC San Diego Health. All events are free to all participants.

See details below about the various programs below, or call us at 858-246-3209 for more information.


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Cancer Support Groups

We offer free cancer support groups of many kinds. Click the links for dates, then choose a date for more info and registration details.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Larynegectomy Support Group

Cancer Caregiver Education and Support Group

Grupo Esperanza (Support Group for Spanish Speakers)

Young Adult Cancer Support Group

Young Breast Cancer Survivorship Group

Kids and Teens "Better Together" Group

Mind/Body Wellness Classes for Cancer Patients

These classes and services are adapted as needed for cancer patients and are open to the community. Click the links for dates, then choose a date for more info and registration details.

Expressive Arts Workshop

Gentle Zumba


Relaxation Techniques

Tai Chi

Moving More

Writing Through Cancer

Yoga for Cancer Recovery

Cancer Treatment Education Classes

Informative classes for patients who are preparing for various types of cancer treatments. Click the links for dates, then choose a date for more info and registration details.

Allogeneic BMT Patient and Caregiver Class

Autologous BMT Patient and Caregiver Class

Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Education Class

Preparing for Radiation Therapy

Head and Neck Education Class

Ostomy 101

Food Demonstrations and Seminars

We offer food demonstrations and seminars for patients, staff, research participants and the community through our Healing Foods Program. Click the links below for dates, then choose a date for more information and registration details.

Food Demonstration Schedule and Registration

Seminar Schedule