We serve low-income, underserved Bay Area women with cancer. Most of our clients are Latina, African-American and Asian, live below the federal poverty level and many speak little to no English. Some are homeless; some have young children living at home; others live alone. Some have the support of friends and family, others must rely solely on practical support services.
The type and staging of their cancers likewise varies, with 85% of our clients having primary or metastatic breast cancer; 65% have advanced cancers. CMC is committed to ensuring that their survival and quality of life is not further jeopardized by inadequate attention to the side effects of the cancer or its treatment.
Our clinic is located in downtown Oakland and serves clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The majority of our clients are from Alameda and San Francisco County but we also have clients from Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, and Santa Clara Counties.