All support groups, unless otherwise noted, meet at the
WomanKind Center at St. Mary's Medical Center,
2250 Hayes St. San Francisco, CA
Call 1-877-966-2654 or 415-750-5775 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Cancer
Pamphlet courtesy of WomanKind Breast Center at St Mary's Medical Center


Eating Disorders

Call 415-750-8158 to learn more about the groups.

ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) Support Group

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
Leader: Priscilla Fleischer, LCSW.
Call 415-332-3425 for more information.

Hair Loss or Thinning Hair WAGA (Women with Androgenetic Alopecia)

Meetings: The third Thursday of every other month.
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $5.00 per session.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self-Help Group

Meetings: First Thursday of each month.
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $5.00 per session.

Menopause Matters

Meetings: Second Monday of each month.
Time: 7:00 -8:30 p.m.
Fee: $5.00 per session.

Parents of Teens Support Group

Starts September 20th
Meetings: Every other Wednesday.
Time: 7:15 - 8:30
Fee: $5.00 per session.
Location: 3 East Classroom, Tower Building

Women and Heart Disease Support Group

Starts September 20th, call 750-5775 for location.
Meetings: Third Wednesday of every month.
Time: 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Relaxation and Meditation

Meets: Every Thursday
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Hall, 2255 Hayes Street.
Fee: $5.00 per session.

Tai Chi Classes

Meets: Tuesdays.
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $20.00 for 4 classes.
For more information or to register contact Garrett Chinn at: 415-750-9287.

Breast Cancer Consultation Service

Second opinion service by Michael D. Lagios, M.D., internationally known breast cancer pathologist.
Call (415) 750-5848 for more information
or visit our breast cancer consultation services website at http://www.breastcancerconsultdr.com

Cancer Risk Assessment and Counseling Program

Is designed to help you and your family understand and make use of new scientific and medical findings, regarding risk and genetic testing. Service provided by Patricia T. Kelly, Ph.D.
Call (415) 353-6501 for more information.

One on One Peer Support Program

This program puts you in touch with a woman whose breast cancer diagnosis, age or lifestyle are similar to yours.
Call 415-750-5775 for more information.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Meetings: Every Tuesday.
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Individual Consultation

A one on one session with nurse practitioner, Laura Goldbaum, to review an array of health concerns: Menopause, Health Appraisal, Breast Self-Exam Instruction, Exercise Plan, Insomnia, Heart Health, Hysterectomy, Guided Internet Search and other topics upon request.
Call 415-750-8158 to schedule a consultation.

Guided Imagery

A one on one session with Gail Sands R.N, M.F.T.
First session is $30.00, additional sessions are $60. Some insurance plans are accepted.
Call (415) 507-1669.

Library and Resource Center

-- WomanKind maintains an extensive collection of publications on women's physical and mental health, including such topics as breast cancer, eating disorders and menopause. Books, audio and video tapes may be borrowed for three weeks. Referrals can be made from our data base of over 500 organizations and Bay Area support groups. Located at St. Mary's Medical Center.

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