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Early Stage Young Breast Cancer Support Group

This is a casual gathering for ladies, under age 50, who’ve been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Join us to connect with empathetic peers, give/receive support, and ask/answer your peers questions. Come as you are, bring your dinner. No medical advice is shared. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7 pm. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This series is currently available via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom details to join the session. Contact Name: Cecilia Kasperick, RN. Contact Email: ckasperick@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3114. Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Head and Neck Support Group

The head and neck cancer support group is designed to provide support and resources to patients and family members across the continuum of care. This includes individuals preparing for treatment, actively receiving care and in the post treatment recovery period. For more information about head & neck cancers, our head & neck cancer team, and research and clinical trials, please visit our Head & Neck Cancer Center website. https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer/programs/head-neck/pages/default.aspx. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Contact Name: Jana Fortune, Patient Navigator. Contact Email: jfortune@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-0263. Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Support Group

Online support group for people with Stage IV Breast Cancer diagnosis, for support, coping skills, and problem solving. You may think you are not a “support group person.” Try it once and decide. “See” you there! Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting. Contact Name: Breast Team Social Worker. Contact Email: hlhernandez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3116. Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.

Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times. For people with, or recovering from, any type of cancer.Join in for a unique opportunity to share your story through various art forms. Designed to assess, support, and strengthen resilience, these process-based sessions aim to provide a safe and rewarding expressive outlet and improve the quality of life for oncology patients and caregivers. You will have the option to join the group in person and/or online. Throughout the series, you'll engage in a variety of mixed-media art processes to create a symbolic and meaningful journal of your experiences or a treasure box of ‘recipe’ cards. This mindful practice will help you cultivate positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, serenity, curiosity, hope, pride, inspiration, awe, love, empathy, playfulness, and more. We encourage full participation in all sessions within the series. However, we understand that due to the demands of your… Online Location: Link will be sent after registration. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING AND OFFERED IN-PERSON. Registration is required. Please email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu.  Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.8-week series: Friday, August 2nd, through Friday, September 27, 2024 (no mtg 9/6/24), Attendance: The group is open to individuals with, or recovering from cancer, and caregivers. Children should not attend. No previous art experience is… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, August 2, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. UC San Diego Health Cancer Services 1200 Garden View Rd. # 101 Encinitas, CA 92024.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Zoom link information to be shared the day of the class by email from Instructor. For questions, please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighe@health.ucsd.edu for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighe@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.

Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times. For people with, or recovering from, any type of cancer.Join in for a unique opportunity to share your story through various art forms. Designed to assess, support, and strengthen resilience, these process-based sessions aim to provide a safe and rewarding expressive outlet and improve the quality of life for oncology patients and caregivers. You will have the option to join the group in person and/or online. Throughout the series, you'll engage in a variety of mixed-media art processes to create a symbolic and meaningful journal of your experiences or a treasure box of ‘recipe’ cards. This mindful practice will help you cultivate positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, serenity, curiosity, hope, pride, inspiration, awe, love, empathy, playfulness, and more. We encourage full participation in all sessions within the series. However, we understand that due to the demands of your… Online Location: Link will be sent after registration. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING AND OFFERED IN-PERSON. Registration is required. Please email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu.  Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.8-week series: Friday, August 2nd, through Friday, September 27, 2024 (no mtg 9/6/24), Attendance: The group is open to individuals with, or recovering from cancer, and caregivers. Children should not attend. No previous art experience is… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, August 9, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. UC San Diego Health Cancer Services 1200 Garden View Rd. # 101 Encinitas, CA 92024.

Better Together: Support Group for Children Affected by a Parent or Caregiver's Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Virtual support group for kids ages 5-12 who are affected by a parent/caregiver’s cancer diagnosis. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and connect with other kids through meaningful discussions as well as art activities designed to promote coping and self-expression.Topic: Better Together Support Group Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is held via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom information to join the group meeting.  First Contact Facilitator: Victoria Heredia, MS, CCLS; viheredia@health.ucsd.edu Secondary Contact Program Manager: Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS khamelin@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Victoria Heredia, MS, CCLS and Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS. Contact Email: viheredia@health.ucsd.edu. Saturday, August 10, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Grupo Esperanza

Un grupo de apoyo emocional GRATUITO para pacientes con cáncer y sus familiares Ofrecemos información sobre recursos en la comunidad, así como la experiencia de otras personas que han sido diagnosticadas con cáncer. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo el segundo miércoles del mes, de 10 a 12. El grupo es en español y facilitado por la Doctora Sara Fainstein, sobreviviente de cáncer de mama. Para mayores informes llame al (619) 890-9730 o mande un correo electrónico a shfainstein@health.ucsd.edu. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration and signed waivers are required. Email shfainstein@health.ucsd.edu or call 619-890-9730 if you are interested in participating. Contact Name: Sara Fainstein. Contact Email: shfainstein@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-890-9730. Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Support Group

Online support group for people with Stage IV Breast Cancer diagnosis, for support, coping skills, and problem solving. You may think you are not a “support group person.” Try it once and decide. “See” you there! Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting. Contact Name: Breast Team Social Worker. Contact Email: hlhernandez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3116. Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.

Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times. For people with, or recovering from, any type of cancer.Join in for a unique opportunity to share your story through various art forms. Designed to assess, support, and strengthen resilience, these process-based sessions aim to provide a safe and rewarding expressive outlet and improve the quality of life for oncology patients and caregivers. You will have the option to join the group in person and/or online. Throughout the series, you'll engage in a variety of mixed-media art processes to create a symbolic and meaningful journal of your experiences or a treasure box of ‘recipe’ cards. This mindful practice will help you cultivate positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, serenity, curiosity, hope, pride, inspiration, awe, love, empathy, playfulness, and more. We encourage full participation in all sessions within the series. However, we understand that due to the demands of your… Online Location: Link will be sent after registration. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING AND OFFERED IN-PERSON. Registration is required. Please email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu.  Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.8-week series: Friday, August 2nd, through Friday, September 27, 2024 (no mtg 9/6/24), Attendance: The group is open to individuals with, or recovering from cancer, and caregivers. Children should not attend. No previous art experience is… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, August 16, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. UC San Diego Health Cancer Services 1200 Garden View Rd. # 101 Encinitas, CA 92024.

Pancreas Cancer Support Group

A pancreas cancer diagnosis can spark fear and anxiety in many and can leave some feeling unsure about where to turn for support. This support group is for anyone navigating the complexities of pancreas cancer, from the time of diagnosis, through all phases of care. This is a space for patients and loved ones to come together to gain emotional support, practical support, and build upon coping strategies. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Contact Name: Holly Anguiano, LCSW. Contact Email: hlhernandez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-822-3585. Monday, August 19, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration and signed waiver are required. Please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighe@health.ucsd.edu for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighe@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group

Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group Join us for a virtual support group with patients, age 18-40, with primary brain and spinal cord tumors. This group offers advocacy, community, and resource sharing between peers that share the challenges of thriving as a young adult with brain or spinal cord cancer. Meets on Zoom every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM.   Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. Questions: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please use the link on this page to register, and you will be emailed a questionnaire and Zoom link. , You only need to register once per calendar year. If you have any questions, please email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Renee Price, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-822-1811. Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Young Adult Virtual Support Group

UC Wide Young Adult Virtual Support Group. Join us for a virtual support group that will focus specifically on the variety of challenges and experiences that young adults face who are also coping with cancer. We will discuss such challenges, share experiences, improve coping and foster connections within this group. This is for patients between the ages of 18-39 with any cancer diagnosis. The group will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:15pm-7:30pm. Online Location: Virtually - must register. Event Type: Cancer. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This virtual support group will be held virtually and registration is required. You will receive login/password information after registering. TO REGISTER AND MORE INFO Jaclyn Rice jmrrice@ucdavis.edu (916) 734-4366. Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Cancer Survivorship Support Group

If you are 18 years of age or older and have any current or past cancer diagnosis and would like extra support, please join this cancer survivorship support group hosted by a licensed clinical social worker from UC San Diego Health. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Zoom link will be shared via email upon registration. Contact Name: Jamie Schjolberg, LCSW. Contact Email: jschjolberg@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 760-479-5369. Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.

Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times. For people with, or recovering from, any type of cancer.Join in for a unique opportunity to share your story through various art forms. Designed to assess, support, and strengthen resilience, these process-based sessions aim to provide a safe and rewarding expressive outlet and improve the quality of life for oncology patients and caregivers. You will have the option to join the group in person and/or online. Throughout the series, you'll engage in a variety of mixed-media art processes to create a symbolic and meaningful journal of your experiences or a treasure box of ‘recipe’ cards. This mindful practice will help you cultivate positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, serenity, curiosity, hope, pride, inspiration, awe, love, empathy, playfulness, and more. We encourage full participation in all sessions within the series. However, we understand that due to the demands of your… Online Location: Link will be sent after registration. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING AND OFFERED IN-PERSON. Registration is required. Please email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu.  Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.8-week series: Friday, August 2nd, through Friday, September 27, 2024 (no mtg 9/6/24), Attendance: The group is open to individuals with, or recovering from cancer, and caregivers. Children should not attend. No previous art experience is… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, August 23, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. UC San Diego Health Cancer Services 1200 Garden View Rd. # 101 Encinitas, CA 92024.

Early Stage Young Breast Cancer Support Group

This is a casual gathering for ladies, under age 50, who’ve been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Join us to connect with empathetic peers, give/receive support, and ask/answer your peers questions. Come as you are, bring your dinner. No medical advice is shared. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7 pm. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This series is currently available via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom details to join the session. Contact Name: Cecilia Kasperick, RN. Contact Email: ckasperick@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3114. Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Head and Neck Support Group

The head and neck cancer support group is designed to provide support and resources to patients and family members across the continuum of care. This includes individuals preparing for treatment, actively receiving care and in the post treatment recovery period. For more information about head & neck cancers, our head & neck cancer team, and research and clinical trials, please visit our Head & Neck Cancer Center website. https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer/programs/head-neck/pages/default.aspx. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Contact Name: Jana Fortune, Patient Navigator. Contact Email: jfortune@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-0263. Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Support Group

Online support group for people with Stage IV Breast Cancer diagnosis, for support, coping skills, and problem solving. You may think you are not a “support group person.” Try it once and decide. “See” you there! Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting. Contact Name: Breast Team Social Worker. Contact Email: hlhernandez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3116. Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.

Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times. For people with, or recovering from, any type of cancer.Join in for a unique opportunity to share your story through various art forms. Designed to assess, support, and strengthen resilience, these process-based sessions aim to provide a safe and rewarding expressive outlet and improve the quality of life for oncology patients and caregivers. You will have the option to join the group in person and/or online. Throughout the series, you'll engage in a variety of mixed-media art processes to create a symbolic and meaningful journal of your experiences or a treasure box of ‘recipe’ cards. This mindful practice will help you cultivate positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, serenity, curiosity, hope, pride, inspiration, awe, love, empathy, playfulness, and more. We encourage full participation in all sessions within the series. However, we understand that due to the demands of your… Online Location: Link will be sent after registration. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING AND OFFERED IN-PERSON. Registration is required. Please email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu.  Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.8-week series: Friday, August 2nd, through Friday, September 27, 2024 (no mtg 9/6/24), Attendance: The group is open to individuals with, or recovering from cancer, and caregivers. Children should not attend. No previous art experience is… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, August 30, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. UC San Diego Health Cancer Services 1200 Garden View Rd. # 101 Encinitas, CA 92024.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Zoom link information to be shared the day of the class by email from Instructor. For questions, please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighe@health.ucsd.edu for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighe@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, September 4, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adolescent Young Adult Support Group

Support group open to oncology patients ages 18-40 of all diagnoses. Different topics and events to be discussed. We hope you'll join us! Event Type: Cancer. Class. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is now being held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. If you would like to participate, please complete the online registration form. If you have any questions about the group, please contact Kimberly Hardy (kihardy@health.ucsd.edu).  Young adult patients only please. Open to all community members.  THIS CLASS IS VIA ZOOM ONLY. Contact Name: Kimberly Hardy. Contact Email: kihardy@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-246-0263. Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Grupo Esperanza

Un grupo de apoyo emocional GRATUITO para pacientes con cáncer y sus familiares Ofrecemos información sobre recursos en la comunidad, así como la experiencia de otras personas que han sido diagnosticadas con cáncer. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo el segundo miércoles del mes, de 10 a 12. El grupo es en español y facilitado por la Doctora Sara Fainstein, sobreviviente de cáncer de mama. Para mayores informes llame al (619) 890-9730 o mande un correo electrónico a shfainstein@health.ucsd.edu. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration and signed waivers are required. Email shfainstein@health.ucsd.edu or call 619-890-9730 if you are interested in participating. Contact Name: Sara Fainstein. Contact Email: shfainstein@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-890-9730. Wednesday, September 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, September 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Support Group

Online support group for people with Stage IV Breast Cancer diagnosis, for support, coping skills, and problem solving. You may think you are not a “support group person.” Try it once and decide. “See” you there! Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting. Contact Name: Breast Team Social Worker. Contact Email: hlhernandez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3116. Wednesday, September 11, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Meditation Techniques Instructional Course

Two hour training course resulting in a 20 minute meditation practice. This meditation practice is a powerful way to reconnect with our inner self and experience the universal love and peace that is our true nature. When practiced with dedication, it brings about a natural integration of mind, body, and spirit. This training course is a prerequisite for the "Meditation Techniques: Refresher and Practice" sessions (held for 8 days following the class). Please attend this training before participating in the Refresher and Practice sessions. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Please register to receive Zoom details. Disclosure Statement:  By registering for this course, you confirm that you have read and understood the following statements:  I have read and understood the Disclosure Statement for the Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique (IAM) virtual course. I agree to keep the contents of the course and the handouts in confidence. This means that I WILL NOT share any materials or handouts with others, teach others the… Contact Name: Christina Jones, HHP, CMT, RYT and Ravi Halker. Contact Email: chjones@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-246-6339. Thursday, September 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Pushing Past Cancer - Optimizing Health Through Cancer & Beyond

This live event will be held in-person and virtually on Thursday, September 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (PST) at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium. Dinner will be provided to those who register for the in-person option by August 22, 2024. Registered Dietitian, Jaime Tucker will present on “Fueling Your Future through Optimal Nutrition!” ƒ -Building a nutritional toolbox for young adults with cancer ƒ -Repairing your body nutritionally after treatment Physical Rehabilitation Specialist, Kristen Krueger will present on “Physical Exercise Through Cancer Care & Beyond.” ƒ -Reclaiming your body through exercise: What, When, and How ƒ -Tips to combat cancer-related fatigue For more info: Contact Adriana Chavez at 916-734-9668 (no text), Michelle Vieira, LCSW 916-703-5038 (no text) AYA-Cancer@ucdavis.edu. Event Type: Cancer. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Register athttps://ucdavis.health/ppcfall2024. Thursday, September 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.

Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times. For people with, or recovering from, any type of cancer.Join in for a unique opportunity to share your story through various art forms. Designed to assess, support, and strengthen resilience, these process-based sessions aim to provide a safe and rewarding expressive outlet and improve the quality of life for oncology patients and caregivers. You will have the option to join the group in person and/or online. Throughout the series, you'll engage in a variety of mixed-media art processes to create a symbolic and meaningful journal of your experiences or a treasure box of ‘recipe’ cards. This mindful practice will help you cultivate positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, serenity, curiosity, hope, pride, inspiration, awe, love, empathy, playfulness, and more. We encourage full participation in all sessions within the series. However, we understand that due to the demands of your… Online Location: Link will be sent after registration. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING AND OFFERED IN-PERSON. Registration is required. Please email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu.  Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.8-week series: Friday, August 2nd, through Friday, September 27, 2024 (no mtg 9/6/24), Attendance: The group is open to individuals with, or recovering from cancer, and caregivers. Children should not attend. No previous art experience is… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, September 13, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. UC San Diego Health Cancer Services 1200 Garden View Rd. # 101 Encinitas, CA 92024.

Better Together: Support Group for Children Affected by a Parent or Caregiver's Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Virtual support group for kids ages 5-12 who are affected by a parent/caregiver’s cancer diagnosis. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and connect with other kids through meaningful discussions as well as art activities designed to promote coping and self-expression.Topic: Better Together Support Group Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is held via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom information to join the group meeting.  First Contact Facilitator: Victoria Heredia, MS, CCLS; viheredia@health.ucsd.edu Secondary Contact Program Manager: Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS khamelin@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Victoria Heredia, MS, CCLS and Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS. Contact Email: viheredia@health.ucsd.edu. Saturday, September 14, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pancreas Cancer Support Group

A pancreas cancer diagnosis can spark fear and anxiety in many and can leave some feeling unsure about where to turn for support. This support group is for anyone navigating the complexities of pancreas cancer, from the time of diagnosis, through all phases of care. This is a space for patients and loved ones to come together to gain emotional support, practical support, and build upon coping strategies. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Contact Name: Holly Anguiano, LCSW. Contact Email: hlhernandez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-822-3585. Monday, September 16, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration and signed waiver are required. Please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighe@health.ucsd.edu for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighe@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group

Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group Join us for a virtual support group with patients, age 18-40, with primary brain and spinal cord tumors. This group offers advocacy, community, and resource sharing between peers that share the challenges of thriving as a young adult with brain or spinal cord cancer. Meets on Zoom every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM.   Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. Questions: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please use the link on this page to register, and you will be emailed a questionnaire and Zoom link. , You only need to register once per calendar year. If you have any questions, please email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Renee Price, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-822-1811. Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Young Adult Virtual Support Group

UC Wide Young Adult Virtual Support Group. Join us for a virtual support group that will focus specifically on the variety of challenges and experiences that young adults face who are also coping with cancer. We will discuss such challenges, share experiences, improve coping and foster connections within this group. This is for patients between the ages of 18-39 with any cancer diagnosis. The group will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:15pm-7:30pm. Online Location: Virtually - must register. Event Type: Cancer. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This virtual support group will be held virtually and registration is required. You will receive login/password information after registering. TO REGISTER AND MORE INFO Jaclyn Rice jmrrice@ucdavis.edu (916) 734-4366. Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Cancer Survivorship Support Group

If you are 18 years of age or older and have any current or past cancer diagnosis and would like extra support, please join this cancer survivorship support group hosted by a licensed clinical social worker from UC San Diego Health. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Zoom link will be shared via email upon registration. Contact Name: Jamie Schjolberg, LCSW. Contact Email: jschjolberg@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 760-479-5369. Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.

Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times. For people with, or recovering from, any type of cancer.Join in for a unique opportunity to share your story through various art forms. Designed to assess, support, and strengthen resilience, these process-based sessions aim to provide a safe and rewarding expressive outlet and improve the quality of life for oncology patients and caregivers. You will have the option to join the group in person and/or online. Throughout the series, you'll engage in a variety of mixed-media art processes to create a symbolic and meaningful journal of your experiences or a treasure box of ‘recipe’ cards. This mindful practice will help you cultivate positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, serenity, curiosity, hope, pride, inspiration, awe, love, empathy, playfulness, and more. We encourage full participation in all sessions within the series. However, we understand that due to the demands of your… Online Location: Link will be sent after registration. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING AND OFFERED IN-PERSON. Registration is required. Please email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu.  Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.8-week series: Friday, August 2nd, through Friday, September 27, 2024 (no mtg 9/6/24), Attendance: The group is open to individuals with, or recovering from cancer, and caregivers. Children should not attend. No previous art experience is… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, September 20, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. UC San Diego Health Cancer Services 1200 Garden View Rd. # 101 Encinitas, CA 92024.

Early Stage Young Breast Cancer Support Group

This is a casual gathering for ladies, under age 50, who’ve been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Join us to connect with empathetic peers, give/receive support, and ask/answer your peers questions. Come as you are, bring your dinner. No medical advice is shared. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7 pm. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This series is currently available via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom details to join the session. Contact Name: Cecilia Kasperick, RN. Contact Email: ckasperick@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3114. Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Head and Neck Support Group

The head and neck cancer support group is designed to provide support and resources to patients and family members across the continuum of care. This includes individuals preparing for treatment, actively receiving care and in the post treatment recovery period. For more information about head & neck cancers, our head & neck cancer team, and research and clinical trials, please visit our Head & Neck Cancer Center website. https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer/programs/head-neck/pages/default.aspx. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Contact Name: Jana Fortune, Patient Navigator. Contact Email: jfortune@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-0263. Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Support Group

Online support group for people with Stage IV Breast Cancer diagnosis, for support, coping skills, and problem solving. You may think you are not a “support group person.” Try it once and decide. “See” you there! Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting. Contact Name: Breast Team Social Worker. Contact Email: hlhernandez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3116. Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Expressive Arts Workshop: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.

Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times. For people with, or recovering from, any type of cancer.Join in for a unique opportunity to share your story through various art forms. Designed to assess, support, and strengthen resilience, these process-based sessions aim to provide a safe and rewarding expressive outlet and improve the quality of life for oncology patients and caregivers. You will have the option to join the group in person and/or online. Throughout the series, you'll engage in a variety of mixed-media art processes to create a symbolic and meaningful journal of your experiences or a treasure box of ‘recipe’ cards. This mindful practice will help you cultivate positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, serenity, curiosity, hope, pride, inspiration, awe, love, empathy, playfulness, and more. We encourage full participation in all sessions within the series. However, we understand that due to the demands of your… Online Location: Link will be sent after registration. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class will be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING AND OFFERED IN-PERSON. Registration is required. Please email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu.  Expressive Arts Workshop Series: "Hunting and Gathering": cultivating positivity and helpful awareness during challenging times.8-week series: Friday, August 2nd, through Friday, September 27, 2024 (no mtg 9/6/24), Attendance: The group is open to individuals with, or recovering from cancer, and caregivers. Children should not attend. No previous art experience is… Contact Name: Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN®. Contact Email: acolfi@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-735-5708. Friday, September 27, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. UC San Diego Health Cancer Services 1200 Garden View Rd. # 101 Encinitas, CA 92024.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Zoom link information to be shared the day of the class by email from Instructor. For questions, please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighe@health.ucsd.edu for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighe@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, October 1, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, October 2, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adolescent Young Adult Support Group

Support group open to oncology patients ages 18-40 of all diagnoses. Different topics and events to be discussed. We hope you'll join us! Event Type: Cancer. Class. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is now being held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. If you would like to participate, please complete the online registration form. If you have any questions about the group, please contact Kimberly Hardy (kihardy@health.ucsd.edu).  Young adult patients only please. Open to all community members.  THIS CLASS IS VIA ZOOM ONLY. Contact Name: Kimberly Hardy. Contact Email: kihardy@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-246-0263. Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Grupo Esperanza

Un grupo de apoyo emocional GRATUITO para pacientes con cáncer y sus familiares Ofrecemos información sobre recursos en la comunidad, así como la experiencia de otras personas que han sido diagnosticadas con cáncer. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo el segundo miércoles del mes, de 10 a 12. El grupo es en español y facilitado por la Doctora Sara Fainstein, sobreviviente de cáncer de mama. Para mayores informes llame al (619) 890-9730 o mande un correo electrónico a shfainstein@health.ucsd.edu. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Registration and signed waivers are required. Email shfainstein@health.ucsd.edu or call 619-890-9730 if you are interested in participating. Contact Name: Sara Fainstein. Contact Email: shfainstein@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-890-9730. Wednesday, October 9, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, October 9, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Support Group

Online support group for people with Stage IV Breast Cancer diagnosis, for support, coping skills, and problem solving. You may think you are not a “support group person.” Try it once and decide. “See” you there! Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom information for the meeting. Contact Name: Breast Team Social Worker. Contact Email: hlhernandez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3116. Wednesday, October 9, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Meditation Techniques Instructional Course

Two hour training course resulting in a 20 minute meditation practice. This meditation practice is a powerful way to reconnect with our inner self and experience the universal love and peace that is our true nature. When practiced with dedication, it brings about a natural integration of mind, body, and spirit. This training course is a prerequisite for the "Meditation Techniques: Refresher and Practice" sessions (held for 8 days following the class). Please attend this training before participating in the Refresher and Practice sessions. Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Please register to receive Zoom details. Disclosure Statement:  By registering for this course, you confirm that you have read and understood the following statements:  I have read and understood the Disclosure Statement for the Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique (IAM) virtual course. I agree to keep the contents of the course and the handouts in confidence. This means that I WILL NOT share any materials or handouts with others, teach others the… Contact Name: Christina Jones, HHP, CMT, RYT and Ravi Halker. Contact Email: chjones@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 619-246-6339. Thursday, October 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group

Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Group to be held via ZOOM CONFERENCING. Registration and signed waiver are required. Please contact  Helen Tighe-Snyder at htighe@health.ucsd.edu for more details. Contact Name: Helen Tighe-Snyder. Contact Email: htighe@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: (858) 245 9055. Tuesday, October 15, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group

Young Adult Neuro-Oncology (YANO) Patient Support Group Join us for a virtual support group with patients, age 18-40, with primary brain and spinal cord tumors. This group offers advocacy, community, and resource sharing between peers that share the challenges of thriving as a young adult with brain or spinal cord cancer. Meets on Zoom every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM.   Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. Questions: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Please use the link on this page to register, and you will be emailed a questionnaire and Zoom link. , You only need to register once per calendar year. If you have any questions, please email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Renee Price, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: rmprice@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-822-1811. Tuesday, October 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Young Adult Virtual Support Group

UC Wide Young Adult Virtual Support Group. Join us for a virtual support group that will focus specifically on the variety of challenges and experiences that young adults face who are also coping with cancer. We will discuss such challenges, share experiences, improve coping and foster connections within this group. This is for patients between the ages of 18-39 with any cancer diagnosis. The group will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:15pm-7:30pm. Online Location: Virtually - must register. Event Type: Cancer. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This virtual support group will be held virtually and registration is required. You will receive login/password information after registering. TO REGISTER AND MORE INFO Jaclyn Rice jmrrice@ucdavis.edu (916) 734-4366. Tuesday, October 15, 2024, 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM.

Preparing for Radiation Therapy Class

This class is an introductory course that covers many aspects of radiation oncology. Topics include: - Steps to success in radiation therapy - Technology used and treatment planning - Team members - Side effects - Patient and caregiver resources Information reviewed in this class is specific to the radiation oncology department at the Moores Cancer Center. This class is appropriate for those who have had a radiation oncology consultation. . Event Type: Cancer. Class. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This class is held via Zoom only. Registration is required. Please register online to receive the Zoom details to join the class. Contact Name: Yuko Abbott, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Contact Email: yabbott@health.ucsd.edu. Wednesday, October 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Cancer Survivorship Support Group

If you are 18 years of age or older and have any current or past cancer diagnosis and would like extra support, please join this cancer survivorship support group hosted by a licensed clinical social worker from UC San Diego Health. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: Zoom link will be shared via email upon registration. Contact Name: Jamie Schjolberg, LCSW. Contact Email: jschjolberg@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 760-479-5369. Wednesday, October 16, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Better Together: Support Group for Children Affected by a Parent or Caregiver's Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Virtual support group for kids ages 5-12 who are affected by a parent/caregiver’s cancer diagnosis. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and connect with other kids through meaningful discussions as well as art activities designed to promote coping and self-expression.Topic: Better Together Support Group Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This support group is held via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom information to join the group meeting.  First Contact Facilitator: Victoria Heredia, MS, CCLS; viheredia@health.ucsd.edu Secondary Contact Program Manager: Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS khamelin@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Name: Victoria Heredia, MS, CCLS and Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, RPT, CCLS. Contact Email: viheredia@health.ucsd.edu. Saturday, October 19, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pancreas Cancer Support Group

A pancreas cancer diagnosis can spark fear and anxiety in many and can leave some feeling unsure about where to turn for support. This support group is for anyone navigating the complexities of pancreas cancer, from the time of diagnosis, through all phases of care. This is a space for patients and loved ones to come together to gain emotional support, practical support, and build upon coping strategies. Online Location: Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This group is being held via Zoom conferencing. Zoom link to be shared upon registration. Contact Name: Holly Anguiano, LCSW. Contact Email: hlhernandez@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-822-3585. Monday, October 21, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Early Stage Young Breast Cancer Support Group

This is a casual gathering for ladies, under age 50, who’ve been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Join us to connect with empathetic peers, give/receive support, and ask/answer your peers questions. Come as you are, bring your dinner. No medical advice is shared. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7 pm. Event Type: Cancer. Support Group. Cost: Free. Registration Details: This series is currently available via Zoom conferencing. Please register to receive the Zoom details to join the session. Contact Name: Cecilia Kasperick, RN. Contact Email: ckasperick@health.ucsd.edu. Contact Phone: 858-249-3114. Tuesday, October 22, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.