Support groups

Whether recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or managing your disease, we're here to support you and your loved ones every step of the way.

At Willamette Valley Cancer Institute
All support groups are free. For more information please call (541) 683-5001.

Unless otherwise noted, support groups meet at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute - 520 Country Club Road, Eugene, Oregon.

Look Good...Feel Better: A workshop taught by trained, volunteer cosmetologists who help women cope with cancer treatment side effects using skin care products and cosmetics.
Second Monday of each month. Call American Cancer Society at 541-431-9808 or 1-800-227-2345 to register.

Ovarian/Gynecologic Cancer Support Group: An informal, peer-facilitated group for patients.
Second Monday of each month, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Support Group: A six-week series to equip newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with essential information and support, sponsored by Susan G. Komen of Oregon and SW Washington. Facilitated by Social Worker Lynda Godell.
Call 541-736-3383 or email lynda.godell@usoncology.com to register.

Living With Cancer Support Group: A safe place for patients, family members and friends to discuss all aspects of the cancer journey. Facilitated by Oncology Care Manager Gretchen Matsuoka.
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group: For patients, family members and friends of multiple myeloma patients. Facilitated by our social worker and care manager.
Third Wednesday of each month, Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch provided.

In the community
These groups are not endorsed by WVCI care providers, but they are resources available to any cancer patient. Please verify with the contacts listed for current meeting locations and times.

Caregiver Support Group for Men: A group for men caring for a loved one with cancer. For more information, call Ray Johnson at 541-684-8371.
Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m. at Allann Brothers, 152 W 5th St., Eugene.

Christian Women with Cancer: Peer-facilitated. Contact Merilee Shaw at 541-954-9495 or 541-686-2437 for more information.
First and third Monday of the month, 6 p.m. Call for location.

General Blood Cancer Support Group: Facilitated by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more information, contact Katy Reynolds, RN, at 541-345-0212.
First Monday of the month at the Trauma Healing Project in the Heeran Center; 2222 Coburg Road, Eugene.

Families Impacted by Cancer: Facilitated by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more information, contactKaty Reynolds, RN, at 541-345-0212.
Third Friday of every month from 10:15-11:45 a.m. in the Kirei Room at Cafe Yumm, 730 E. Broadway, Eugene.

Florence Cancer Therapy Groups: General and advanced cancer meetings.
Contact Mina Dickson, LPC at 541-999-6809 for meeting times and locations.

Knit, Stitch & Banter: A knitting group for people dealing with cancer. For more information, email Melissa at mljcnx@gmail.com.
Every other Tuesday from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard St., Eugene.

Meditation classes: Mindfulness and awareness practice. Call 541-344-1191 for more information.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Jude's Catholic Church, 4330 Willamette St., Eugene.

Our Place Breast Cancer Support Group: A peer-facilitated, community-based cancer support group. For more information, call Linda DeHart at 541-937-3455 or email lostcreekdehart@gmail.com.
Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard St., Eugene.

Our Place Colorectal Support Group: Community-based cancer support group. For more information, call Linda DeHart at 541-937-3455.
Episcopal Church of Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard St., Eugene.

We Know Prostate Cancer: A support group for prostate cancer patients offered by Oregon Urology Institute.
First Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7p.m. at OUI's Radiation Center, 1457 G St, Springfield.

We Know Bladder Cancer: A support group for bladder cancer patients offered by Oregon Urology Institute.
Third Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m. at OUI's Radiation Center, 1457 G St, Springfield.

Young Women's Cancer Survivor Group: An informal, peer-facilitated group for women ages 18 to 50 who are going through treatment or have completed treatment.
For more information, contact Marianne Hales at 541-294-6672 or bezenwebb@hotmail.com.