Whether you call Bay Area Cancer Connections or visit in person, we’ll help you take the steps you need to face your cancer. We’re here to give compassionate support, help you understand your diagnosis, and connect you with others who are facing the same journey. Below are programs and services that we often recommend to clients who are newly diagnosed.
If you are newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer, please visit our Living with Cancer page.
“This wonderful place gave me comfort in my time of uncertainty.”
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Helpline volunteers support clients by listening to their questions and concerns, providing information about BCC’s services, and matching clients with the services that will help them most.
Colleen Kleier, MFTi
This group is for the unique experience of women newly diagnosed or currently being treated for breast cancer. The emotional and practical side effects of treatment will be discussed to support health and well-being throughout treatment.
Free of charge. Register (650) 326-6686 or toll free (888) 222-4401
Every other Thursday
This is an informal session where a medical professional from various breast cancer specialties will address your medical questions and concerns. If you don’t have questions, join us just to learn more about breast cancer, and network with others. View the calendar to see the scheduled medical professional this Thursday.
Free of charge. Drop-in. Open to friends and family.
Buddies for Breast or Ovarian Cancer
The Buddy Program connects you with someone who has had a similar breast cancer or ovarian cancer diagnosis or treatment experience. We match you, as best we can, by age, diagnosis, or any other aspect of your situation that is important to you. Buddies are available to share their cancer experience, provide emotional, practical, and informational support. You can request a Buddy at any point along your journey.
Free of charge. Call to request a Buddy (650) 326-6686 or toll free (888) 222-4401
- Explain your pathology report
- Find appropriate resources to address
your medical questions
- Explain standard treatment guidelines
- Navigate our library
- Locate clinical trials
- Explore a personal decision using
My Personalized Decision Guide
Medical Information Services Team
- Erika Bell, Ph.D.
- Mira Geffner
Free of charge. By appointment (650) 326-6686 or toll free (888) 222-4401
BCC is here to support you every step of the way. View our full menu of programs and services.