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Medical Contact Info

Gyn Oncology 
Dr Ramey Littell
Susan or Sheridan 833-4199 M-F 9-5

Oncology Nurses' Station
Anna Downing, David 833-2860

Medical Oncology (Chemotherapy) 
Dr Jahan Tavakoli 8th floor, 2238 Geary Blvd @ Divis. 833-3692
Jean Peralta, RN  Geary 833-8734

Radiation Oncology
External/South San Francisco - Dr Milan Patel SSF (Oyster Point exit 101) 650-827-6500
Cecilia, RN 650-827-6525
Adella and Nate (radiation deliverers) 650-827-6552

Internal/Santa Clara - Dr Subir Nag, (internal) 3800 Homestead Rd. Santa Clara (Use Homestead entrance. Right at Stop Sign.) 408-851-8010
R. Lee Morris RN BSN (internal radiation oncology Santa Clara) 408-851-8016


Dr Carl Thomas 833-3109
h 566-2848

Misha Cohen (current acupuncturist) 861-1101, 965 Mission Street @ 5th/6th, Suite 405

Clinical Social Worker 
Susan Chen, MSW 833-4939
Renee Dahlke Zaloumis, LCSW (SSF) 650-827-6512

Carol Gerstein Soc. AICCP Worker Palliative Care (ask for referral)
does one-on-one

Rebecca Brooks, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Gynecological Oncology Department


I've love to write about other books I have...but alas, all these are about cancer.
  • Acupuncturist Misha Cohen wanted me to get this: Life Over Cancer by Keith I. Block, M.D. This book is *both optimistic and scientific*, a very rare combination when it comes to cancer books! He is emphatic about the need to use lifestyle and other changes in addition to traditional therapies.
  • Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips by Kris Carr and Sheryl Crow. Sort of an LA girl's upbeat guide to dealing with cancer. 
  • This is Pasadini's: Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford. Has a chapter on cancer and other degenerative diseases. You need a Chinese diagnosis in order to really use this book. 
  • Cancer Has Made Me A Shallower Person by Miriam Engelberg.
  • Turning Suffering Inside Out: A Zen Approach to Living with Physical and Emotional Pain by Darlene Cohen.
Also Recommended
(but feel I have my hands full with the ones I have now!)

Approaches to Cancer by Michael Lerner. This book is used in retreats for people with cancer at Commonweal. You might not be interested in all of it but you will probably be very interested in some of it.
The Oxford Book of Death. Editor J.D. Enright
Anticancer:  A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD. This came from Savanna in New York. It's about prevention, not treatment.
Never Fear Cancer Again by Raymond Francis
The Emperor of Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Dawn says this is excellent.
The Chinese Way to Healing: Many Paths to Wholeness by Misha Ruth Cohen, L.Ac.
Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary 


Kaiser Geary:
Cancer Support Group 3rd Fridays 1:30-3:00
Tai Chi Kaiser - Saturdays Mar 22-May 3, 9:30a-12:30p, $53 for 7 sessions, x33450
Cr Nutrition Group 1st Thursday 4:30-5:30
Medical Correspondence Services - 2nd floor   833-3778

UCSF: Osher Center 1545 Divis. @ Post 5th floor
General Cancer Support Group weekly Wednesdays 5:20-6:50pm 353-9745 CRC
Art for Recovery - Wednesdays 1-4pm Mt Zion Rm B128 885-7221 free; UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center 1600 Divisadero St.
Therapeutic Yoga for people with cancer - Tuesdays 1-2:30, 1st 10 classes free; 885.3693
Core & More - Pilates, Fridays, 10:00-11:30 am; Registration is required for this class. To register, call instructor Jane Clark at 415.722.5314
Chi Gong for People with Cancer Meets for 10 Wednesdays, 11am-12pm, Call for dates. To register, call the CRC at 415.885.3693.

Kaiser SSF: support group 2nd and 4th Thursdays 2:30-4   650-827-6512
Look good...Feel Better Mondays 1-3pm reservations

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