Cancer support groups provide education and support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Support groups are led by our professional staff and are offered as a free service to any person with cancer in our community.
All groups offer a forum for sharing information and proactive, holistic support in diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer. We recognize that individuals cope with cancer differently and discuss the emotional and practical aspects of “living with cancer” at all stages of the disease.
All support groups are open to the community, at no charge, and require registration:
- Current education and support groups are available online. See Support Groups flyer for schedule and registration information. For questions, please call 503-215-6014.
- All Southern Oregon support groups are on hold due to COVID-19. For further assistance please call Kate Newgard at 541-732-6295.
For one-on-one support, our Peer Cancer Support Program can match you to a cancer survivor who is a trained volunteer:
About the Peer Cancer Support Program
Trained volunteers provide one-on-one peer support for patients with cancer and/or their caregivers. Patients and caregivers have an opportunity to talk about their fears or concerns, as peers come from a place of understanding. This can help ease the stress, and sense of isolation often experienced following a cancer diagnosis.
Connection can be made by a phone call or an in person visit.
To be matched with a peer cancer survivor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-215-6015.
Download Peer Support Program flyer
As an added layer of support, our Oncology Resource Specialists provide free personalized assistance to patients, families and care partners. Also referred to as Lay Navigators, they will help you navigate and use the many resources available throughout the community and through Providence to provide support and overcome barriers to care.
For additional information or to be directed to an Oncology Resource Specialist please call 503-215-6014.