A Cancer Diagnosis


Being diagnosed with cancer can be a terrifying experience for the patient and the whole family! We are here to support making that diagnosis easier to understand and navigate. The Hearst Cancer Resource Center is here to help guide you and support your cancer journey. Inside our center, you'll find a one-of-a-kind resource. We'll help you learn about the disease, show you how to recognize ways to improve your health, offer ways to help build a personal support system, and offer a sense of extended family through education, nurse navigation, support groups.

Our team of experts is dedicated to helping anyone who has been newly diagnosed, as well as those in treatment, in recovery and who are living beyond cancer.

The Hearst Cancer Resource Center is made possible by a generous gift from the Hearst Family as well as community members. It means that these services are offered free of charge.

Free services include:

  • Nurse navigator to guide, advocate and support patients through their journey

  • Social services, support groups and programs, offer one-on-one, family, and financial counseling

  • Nutritional counseling to achieve health and well-being goals

  • Wellness tools to aid in holistic well-being and relaxation

  • Appearance center with resources for cancer patients to look and feel their best

  • Spiritual and therapeutic social activities to strengthen community bases

  • Exercise and strengthening classes

  • Educational presentations to gain cancer knowledge and understanding from local and national experts

The Hearst Cancer Resource Center is located at:

    1941 Johnson Ave, Suite 201A
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    Phone: 805-542-6234