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Additional resources

Undergoing treatment for cancer can take a toll physically and emotionally. Our classes and support groups can help.

Health resource library

Conveniently located near the main entrance of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the library includes an extensive collection of over 2,000 books, pamphlets, CDs on cancer and various other health topics. Our professional staff and volunteers can provide assistance with accessing internet resources, access to the internet is provided here. Learn more.

Other resources include:

  • Wigs, hats, caps, and head scarves are available to clients free of charge
  • Community resource directory

The Community Health and Hospice Resource Center

Located at our Ryan Ranch campus, this public-lending library features an extensive collection on end-of-life issues and grief and loss for adults, teens, and children. Other health-related topics and additional free services are also available. Learn more.

Support for caregivers

It is important to us to support the people who support our patients. Caregivers play an enormous role in the healing process for cancer patients, but it is not an easy role. Caregivers are welcome to attend any of our classes or support groups, but the following are especially encouraged:

Spiritual resources

Feelings of uncertainty, loneliness, and loss are normal during your cancer journey. It is important to take time for prayer, meditation, or contemplation to nourish your spirit. Our spiritual resources include:

Cancer Survivors' Day

Whether you have cancer, survived cancer, or want to show support, join us for this free special event. It is sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center in association with the American Cancer Society. Guests enjoy a including a barbecue lunch with local doctors at the grill and plenty of other fun activities for the entire family. This event takes place each summer. To learn more, call (831) 625-4753.

End-of-life care

The Comprehensive Cancer Center works closely with Hospice of the Central Coast to provide care to patients transitioning to end-of-life care. For patients who need extra help, but are not yet ready for end-of-life care, the Transitions program can provide needed support.

Learn more about support at the end of life.

Upcoming classes and events

  • Jul
    27
    Monday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Learn practical techniques for wearing wigs, scarves, and using makeup to enhance your appearance during treatment. Cosponsored by the American Cancer Society.
  • Aug
    5
    Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
    A support group that offers encouragement, support, and information on the latest medical treatments.
  • Aug
    6
    Thursday
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Various art media will be explored to promote well-being, from painting your pain to finding a healing sanctuary.
  • Aug
    31
    Monday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Learn practical techniques for wearing wigs, scarves, and using makeup to enhance your appearance during treatment. Cosponsored by the American Cancer Society.
  • Sep
    3
    Thursday
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Various art media will be explored to promote well-being, from painting your pain to finding a healing sanctuary.
  • Sep
    14
    Monday
    4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Join this interactive, motivational series of classes that teach strategies to help you live longer and stronger after a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Sep
    28
    Monday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Learn practical techniques for wearing wigs, scarves, and using makeup to enhance your appearance during treatment. Cosponsored by the American Cancer Society.