Undergoing treatment for cancer can take a toll physically and emotionally. Our classes and support groups can help.
- Live longer. Live stronger: Moving from cancer patient to survivor
Finishing cancer treatment is a major milestone — and so is the next step toward long-term, healthy survivorship. Join Community Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in partnership with Peninsula Wellness Center for an interactive, motivational series of classes that teach strategies to help you live longer and stronger after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Work with expert faculty on nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise and fitness to take control of your survivorship.
- Look Good, Feel Better: They say beauty is only skin deep, but when you are undergoing cancer treatment, looking good really can help you feel better. This two-hour class teaches practical techniques for wearing wigs and scarves and using makeup to enhance your appearance.
- Complementary therapies– Taking time to relax and get in tune with your body and mind can be very healing. Community Hospital offers a variety of classes including healing art retreats, healing through movement, t'ai chi, yoga, and more. Classes change on a quarterly basis, see what is new.
- View all cancer classes, events and programs.
- View/print our flier of all on-going classes and events.
Health resource library
Conveniently located near the main entrance of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the library includes more than 2,000 books, videos, and pamphlets, along with internet access. Trained experts can provide assistance if needed. Learn more.
Other resources include:
- Wig-lending service for cancer patients
- 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.
Studies have shown that regular support and sharing of experiences can decrease anxiety and depression - and contribute to healing. Joining a cancer support group can be a healthy way to cope with a cancer diagnosis or ongoing cancer treatment. Support groups we sponsor include:
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:
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.
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.