Marin County Cancer Referrals

American Cancer Society
25 Bellam Blvd. No 150,
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 454-8464
Medical supplies offered if available or they can help you find supplies, transportation to and from treatments (prefer one week’s notice), one-to-one support offered for breast cancer patients (paired with survivor), support groups for men with prostate cancer, help find support groups in your area, information on cancer, referrals for financial assistance, and will research for services in your area.

Cancer Care Inc.
Phone counseling and financial assistance available to those who qualify.
Circle Center
1350 South Eliseo Drive
Greenbrae, CA 94904
(415) 925-7920
Marin Cancer Institute’s free lending library and resource center for anyone seeking cancer and heart disease information. Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm Mon.-Fri.

Commonweal/Commonweal Cancer Help Program
P.O. Box 316
Bolinas, CA 94924
(415) 868-0970
A center for service and research in health and human ecology. Commonweal Cancer Help Program helps people seek physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Offers residential workshops in intellectual and experiential learning. Literature available.

Marin Breast Cancer Council
P.O. Box 511
Kentfield, CA 94914
(415) 455-5882
A non-profit organization whose volunteer members are breast cancer survivors, friends and supporters. The Council raises funds for Bay Area non-profit organizations dedicated to providing emotional and non-medical support to women diagnosed with breast cancer and education and prevention services pertaining to breast health and breast cancer. They sponsor Stepping Out an annual gala to honor and celebrate the lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Please call them for more

Marin B.R.E.A.S.T. Center
1350 South Eliseo Drive
Greenbrae, CA 94904
(415) 925-7787
A resource center for anyone with a breast health concern. Trained volunteers assist visitors in locating up-to-date information. Educational events and “Ask the Expert” lectures presented throughout the year. Hours: Staffed from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM Mon.-Fri.

Marin General Cancer Institute
1350 South Eliseo Drive
Greenbrae, CA 94904
(415) 925-7326
Ongoing, free support groups (please see our Support Group section for details.)
They also offer short-term focused groups, individual programs for people who have been treated at MGH, and movement classes. They are now offering Help & Home delivered meals for people in treatment for cancer under the age of 65. Contact Wendy Kahn (415) 925-7622. If you are over 65 years old you can get meals through Whistlestop Wheels.

The Better Health Foundation
414 Thirteenth St., Suite 450
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 444-5096
The B.H.F. empowers individuals to make better, informed health care decisions regarding prevention and treatment. They offer free support services for children and teens with cancer and their families, A Bay Area Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Resource Guide, a Worksite Colorectal Cancer Awareness Program, and national and international programs. (Please see our Support Group section for their groups).

The Sarcoma Alliance
775 E. Blithedale Ave. #334
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 381-7236
The Sarcoma Alliance has a full scope website for sarcoma patients, friends, family, caregivers, and healthcare providers. Services include a bulletin board, guestbook, current sarcoma news and research, an extensive links list and more. The site is user friendly and focused on support, education, and guidance. The Sarcoma Alliance offers support groups in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

State of California Breast Cancer Early Detection Program
(800) 511-2300
Clinical breast exams for those who qualify, and referrals to other low income programs.