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. Willamette Valley Cancer Institute - 3377 RiverBend Drive, Suite 500, Springfield, OR 97477

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 Social Worker Lynda Godell.
Second and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 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.

General Blood Cancer Support Group: Facilitated by Amy Trezona for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. For more information, call Amy at 541-912-0216 or email her at amytrezona@gmail.com.

Florence Cancer Educational Groups: General and advanced cancer meetings.
Contact Mina Dickson, LPC at 541-999-6809, or Rae Henry at 541-999-8624 for meeting times and locations.

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA: The Eugene Family YMCA program helps cancer survivors improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of treatment side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life. The 12-week program is held at various times of the year and includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility exercise. For more information, call 541-686-9622, or email livestrong@eugeneymca.org.

Women's 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.

We Know Prostate Cancer: A support group for prostate cancer patients offered by Oregon Urology Institute. For more information, call 541-284-5508.
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. For more information, call 541-284-5508.
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.