Support services

FREE support services offered to WVCI patients

Education room - Browse or borrow books, pamphlets and videos on a wide range of cancer topics. Located at WVCI's RiverBend location.

Integrative care - During cancer treatment and beyond, we promote an integrative approach to health, incorporating mind and body wellness through complementary therapies, such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and survivorship support. When combined with traditional treatment, complementary therapies can lessen the severity of side effects. Ask your doctor which complementary therapies are right for you.

Nutrition counseling - Our registered dietitian develops individualized nutrition plans based on patients' treatments and medical needs. Maintaining good nutrition can help patients tolerate treatment and stay strong.

Oncology social services - Our oncology social worker and oncology care manager provide one-on-one counseling to help patients cope with emotional, psychological and social challenges related to their diagnoses. They also connect patients with support groups, financial aid, transportation assistance and more.

Oregon Cancer Foundation - Oregon Cancer Foundation empowers, strengthens and sustains those impacted by cancer in our community through education, support and financial assistance. The Foundation serves Lane County residents and individuals receiving cancer-related services in Lane County. Every dollar raised stays in our communities, helping those impacted by cancer to better manage their journey.

Patient navigators - All breast, colorectal and lung cancer patients receive guidance from a patient navigator who helps them anticipate, address and overcome any challenges in the cancer treatment process and coordinates services to improve quality of care.

Support groups - Patients gain insight, guidance and understanding from others who are living with a cancer diagnosis. Some groups also welcome family members and friends.

Survivorship series - Our eight-week survivorship series provides the information and support patients need to manage the challenges that arise after cancer treatment, such as physical changes, exercise and nutrition, coping strategies, managing stress and changing relationships. Each session includes a presentation, followed by a facilitated group discussion led by a licensed social worker.

In collaboration with American Cancer Society

These programs are offered to any cancer survivor in the community.

Believe Boutique - In this comfortable space within WVCI's Country Club Road center, patients may choose a free wig, scarf, hat or breast prostheses. Fittings are by appointment only and can be scheduled with a Cancer Resource Center volunteer by calling 541-431-9808 or emailing

Cancer Resource Center - The Cancer Resource Center, located at WVCI Country Club, provides patients and their caregivers information and support to ease their cancer journey. The center is staffed by American Cancer Society volunteers. No appointment is necessary.

Look Good, Feel Better - Sign up for a workshop taught by trained, volunteer cosmetologists who help women cope with cancer treatment side effects using skin care products and cosmetics. Classes are held once a month. Pre registration is required.

Reach to Recovery - To receive peer support for breast cancer at any stage, from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, connect with a Reach to Recovery volunteer through the Cancer Resource Center.

Our partnership with CaringBridge

A private social network for our patients - provides you a simple way to communicate with those who care about you. Share, fundraise and keep friends and family informed through this easy-to-use site.