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Cancer Support and Programs


For those dealing with cancer, we offer a number of support groups and programs to help you cope.

Bilingual Support

Apoyo y educacion para personas con cancer grupo bilingue. Usted no esta sola(o) en la pelea contra el cancer. Si usted o alguien de su familia sufre cancer acompanenos para discutir temas de como combatir y sobrevivir la enfermedad.

El jueves final de cada mes; 2 - 4 p.m.
Los Adobes De Maria II
1148 West Boone Street
Santa Maria

Breast Care

One-on-one education for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Ensuring the necessary resources are present for navigating the challenging course of cancer care.

Please call for an appointment: 805.346.3405

Caregivers Group

Get together with those who understand your concerns to share helpful strategies and lend support and encouragement.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center
1325 East Church Street
Santa Maria

Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Physical therapy can help to get you back to the activities of daily living. The Cancer Rehabilitation Program is a 12-week program which includes group, individual and aquatic exercise, designed to help you meet your fitness goals. Working in collaboration with a Cancer Center physician, our program supports the research demonstrating the numerous benefits of exercise. 

Our program offers information, support and encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum. The exercise program tailored for each individual will maximize the time spent and help attain the goals set during the assessment. The Cancer Rehabilitation Program will work with you to develop your personal fitness goals and provide you with the knowledge, guidance, and motivation to reach your goals.

For further information, please call 805.346.3413.

Clinical Trial Information

The Cancer Center staff will assist you in understanding the pros and cons of 'Clinical Trials' and assist you in gathering the appropriate information on ongoing clinical trials nationwide. UCLA affiliated.

Lymphedema Prevention Education

This therapeutic exercise program is designed for cancer survivors (especially breast cancer) and those battling chronic conditions. All ages and fitness levels can increase their range of motion and reduce their risk of lymphedema.

Meets on Tuesdays from 9 - 10 a.m.
Marian Health & Wellness Center
1207 East Main Street
Santa Maria

Lymphoma, Leukemia & Myeloma Support

Established to help individuals and their families cope with Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Hodgkin's disease, and MDS diagnosis, before, during, and after treatment.

Meets the third Thursday of the month from 2 - 4 p.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center
1325 East Church Street
Santa Maria

Massage Therapy

Massage is an increasingly popular complementary therapy and an important component for patients and survivors to help improve their quality of life. Helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation, massage also bolsters the immune system, helps with circulation and restores energy. Fifteen (15) minute chair massages provided by a Physical Therapist Aide.

Meets every Thursday from 9 - 11 a.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center
1325 East Church Street
Santa Maria

Reservations are required. Please call 805.219.HOPE (4673)

Men’s Cancer Discussion Group

The group provides an opportunity to discuss issues, exchange information, get answers and share concerns. The group is designed for men who are newly diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment or finished with treatment.

Meets the second and fourth Friday of the month from 8 - 9:30 a.m.

Please call 805.219.HOPE (4673) for more information.

Nutritional Instruction

One-on-One consultation with a Registered Dietitian.
Mission Hope Cancer Center
1325 East Church Street
Santa Maria

By Appointment Only. Please call 805.219.HOPE (4673)

Patient Orientation Class

A cancer diagnosis often requires navigating an unfamiliar world. Get to know us and the services we provide wo we can take this journey together. A mandatory meeting for cancer patients, families and their caregivers.  

Mission Hope Cancer Center
1325 East Church Street
Santa Maria

By appointment only (English) - please call 805.219.HOPE (4673)
By appointment only (Spanish) - please call 805.346.3406

Self Image Center

Look Good...Feel Better helps women in active cancer treatment learn techniques to restore their self-image and cope with appearance-related side effects.

Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center
1325 East Church
Santa Maria

Reservations are required. Please call 805.219.HOPE (4673)