One-on-One Programs

To learn more about any of the One-on-One services below, click on the service for a detailed description.

​To access any of these programs, please email us at info@bayareacancer.org or call 650-326-6686

Helpline

The Helpline is answered by caring individuals who can offer support, navigate you through our services, or connect you with other resources in the community.

Call 650-326-6686
Email info@bayareacancer.org
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
First & Fourth Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.

Buddy Program

Breast or ovarian cancer survivors provide support by sharing their personal experience with you over the phone. Through this program, we match you with a Buddy who experienced a similar diagnosis or treatment, or who can relate to you in other ways.

Cancer Journey Coaching

Up to two one-on-one phone sessions with Nina Weil, CHTP, CJC. Reclaim your sense of well-being using Cancer Journey tools to identify where you are now and where you want to go, and to support your move into holistic healing and self-empowerment.

Counseling

A licensed therapist with experience helping women deal with cancer-related issues offers one or two free sessions by phone or in-person. We match you with a therapist based on your specific concern, your location, their area of expertise, and availability.

Personal Training Session

Charis Pontis, MBA, CPT, CET is a Certified Personal Trainer with additional specialized training to work with cancer patients. Charis works with cancer patients during and post-treatment to develop individualized programs for fitness and movement specific to their abilities and goals. She can help you incorporate more movement throughout the days with more energy and strength, and less stress. Working with Charis can be a compliment to taking exercise classes, having a home program or transitioning out of PT. To learn more about Charis and her experience, please visit www.charispontis.com/about.

Navigating Transitions: Palliative Care and Hospice One-On-One Information Sessions

Schedule an individual appointment with Dr. Liza Bakunina to discuss those questions you might have, but have never voiced. Topics might include: What is palliative care? What is hospice? How do they differ? How do I prepare myself or my family if my disease state changes? What practical things should I complete? Bring whatever other questions or concerns you might have to the session. Both facilitators are volunteers with Mission Hospice & Home Care as Community Ambassadors and both have experience in palliative care and hospice care.

Please contact BACC’s Helpline at info@bayareacancer.org or 650-326-6686 to schedule up to two one-on-one sessions with Liza to get support.

Insurance / Employment

A volunteer specialist can answer questions and offer strategizing and support regarding employment, employee benefit concerns, and health insurance.

Karen Swanson Fund

The Karen Swanson Fund is available to help fulfill a special need or end-of-life request for those with active metastatic (stage IV) breast or ovarian cancer. The fund is not meant to be used for medical treatment or basic living expenses, but for improving quality of life while living with cancer. Limited funds available. Please email Jennette at jennette@bayareacancer.org.

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Emergency Fund

If you’re in treatment, this fund can help with expenses to keep you safely in your home or get the care you need, by helping with rent, utilities, co-pays, funeral expenses, medications, etc. For more information about who is eligible and how to apply, please contact Guilda Hernandez at 650-326-6299, ext. 43 or email guilda@bayareacancer.org

The Boutique

*Please email us – open by appointment only due to COVID-19* Select from our hundreds of wigs, hats, scarves, bras, and prostheses. Take home a Wig Tote, complete with a wig stand, shampoo and conditioner, brush, and wig care tips and resources. Find out more information here.