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Breast & Cervical Cancer Services



30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2300, between Oak and Market Streets






The mission of the BCCS program is to improve access to breast and cervical screening and cancer support services in the public health system in San Francisco. BCCS is dedicated to promoting a continuum of care by ensuring compassionate coordinated care for people touched by breast and cervical cancer. An interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers and patient navigators work together to promote patient- centered care to address the physical, emotional and social needs of the patient on their journey to improve overall health and well-being.



To build and sustain working relationships with health providers and community partners, address perceived barriers, direct patients to resources and manage information.
To improve coordination of patient care and reduce barriers to patient's overall health and well- being.

  • Support people with breast or cervical cancer and their loved ones as they navigate the period of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
  • Support effective information gathering and shared decision-making to increase participation
  • Provide navigation/case management services throughout the continuum of care
  • Provide emotional support and foster a sense of community among people affected by cancer.
  • Provide a wide range of services that promote wellness and speak to the diverse needs of our patients.
  • Link patients to community-wide resources.

Services are free and available in Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin

  • Communication with patient's health care team to promote cultural understanding
  • Schedule appointments for treatment and follow-up care
  • Coordinate interpreting services
  • Provide education on overall healthcare recommendations
  • Provide emotional support
  • Refer patients to culturally appropriate support groups
  • Assist with practical problems related to treatment (such as transportation, medical bills, childcare, financial assistance, wigs and prosthetics, home healthcare, pain management and exercise)
  • Listening, caring and supporting patients in their time of need

BCCS navigators and Nurse Practitioners coordinate/ participate in the following programs:

5M Breast Evaluation Clinic - NP provides clinical care navigators support
TCM- BCCS navigators provide intensive case management
Breast Interdisciplinary Clinic (BIDC) – Navigator and NP participate in meetings and coordinate f/u
NP provides clinical support to Primary Care Clinics-Tom Waddell, Curry Senior Center, Jail Health Services
Avon Comprehensive Breast Center- NP clinical Support
Navigators provide assistance and support to patients in 5M Dysplasia Clinic
Shelter Plus Care Oversight Committee- Navigator participation
Avon Patient Navigation Education Series- co-coordinator
San Francisco Women's Cancer Network- Steering Committee members


Women’s Care Navigators

  • Esther Thach, Women’s Care Navigator
    Culturally appropriate services in Cantonese/Mandarin

  • Shirley Tan, Women’s Care Navigator
    Culturally appropriate services in Cantonese/Mandarin

  • Carly Leung, Women’s Care Navigator
    Culturally appropriate services in Cantonese/Mandarin

  • Liz Castillo, Women’s Care Navigator
    Culturally appropriate services in Spanish

  • Dora Morataya-Cotrim, Women’s Care Navigator
    Culturally appropriate services in Spanish

Clinical Providers

    Diane Robbins, NP
    Avon Breast Center & 3M Breast Clinic Nurse Practitioner

  • Geri Peoples, RN, NP
    BCCS Primary Care Clinic Nurse Practitioner

Please call 911 if this is a medical emergency.
Please call San Francisco General Hospital at (415) 206-8000 for general information.