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Greater Portland Area

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

We offer emotional support and information for women and their families who are coping with diagnosis, treatment and recovery from gynecologic cancers. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12 noon - 1:30 pm. at:
Comprehensive Cancer Center
2nd Floor Conference Room
Good Samaritan Hospital
1130 NW 22nd Ave., Portland (parking available in garage #3)

If you have questions, please contact Kate Leonard, Ph.D., facilitator, at 503-292-9873 or Legacy Outpatient Cancer Services at 503-413-7753. 

"Girls Night Out" Potluck & Emotional Support for Breast, Ovarian & Other Women's Cancer

This is a monthly potluck gathering for women with breast, ovarian and other women's cancers in Gladstone, Milwaukie, Oregon City and rural areas in Clackamas County. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, beginning Jan. 15, 2015.

Providence Milwaukie Hospital
10150 SSE 32nd Avenue, Milwaukie
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Hosted by Breast Friends and the SHOC Foundation. Contact Hanni Borgens at borgens2@comcast.net or Sharon Sullivan at sharonsullivan@juno.com for more information.

Support Group for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

This group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Compass Oncology - East, 5050 NE Hoyt Street, Suite 257, Portland

This group gives young adults affected by cancer the opportunity to share their experiences in a supportive environment. Social Workers from Compass Oncology will be present to facilitate conversation and address questions about emotional issues and coping strategies. 

  • Get support designed to meet the unique needs of young adults with cancer.
  • Connect with other young adults who are currently in treatment and post treatment.
  • Get updates on activities, resources, and services designed just for young adults.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. Please call Nora Larson 503-231-2610 to RSVP.

Making Today Count: A Support Group for Women Living with Metastatic Cancer

A safe place to discuss difficult issues, coping strategies, and ways to enhance quality of life with other women who truly understand. Call Pat Schwiebert at 503-706-6583 or Carolyn Hammett, at 503-750-7870 This group meets every Tuesday from 11 to 12:30 p.m. at:
18th Avenue Peace House
2116 18th Avenue, Portland, 97212
Registration is required! Call Pat to attend.

Corvallis, OR

This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm. Meeting takes place in Aumann Building of the Good Samaritan campus, 444 NW Elks Drive, Corvallis. Meet in the oncology reception area. Beginning March 2016. Joann Stutzmann, RN, BSN, OCN, will lead the group. 541-754-1150

Eugene/Springfield, OR

Ovarian/Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

This is a support group of gynecologic cancer survivors who meet on the 2nd Monday of each month from 11am until 1pm at the Willamette Valley Cancer Center at 3377 Riverbend Drive, Suite 500, Springfield. It is a discussion and sharing group with no formal facilitator. For further information you may contact:

Amanda Wolf: amanda.wolf@usoncology.com
Lynda Godell: lynda.godell@usoncology.com
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, 541-683-5001

Salem, OR

Cancer Support Group

A support group for people living with cancer and those who support them. Held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at:
Salem Hospital 
Center for Outpatient Medicine 
875 Oak St. SE.
For more information, contact Salem Cancer Institute at 503-562-4321.

Living as a Cancer Survivor for Women

A support group for women facing any type of cancer. Held the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at:
Salem Hospital 
Center for Outpatient Medicine 
875 Oak St. SE.
For more information, contact Salem Cancer Institute at 503-562-4321.

Women's Metastatic Support Group

A support group focusing on the special concerns of women whose cancer has spread. Held the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at
Salem Hospital 
Center for Outpatient Medicine 
875 Oak St. SE.

For more information, contact Salem Cancer Institute at 503-562-4321.

Medford, OR

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

This group will meet on the 3rd Monday of each month, beginning on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. The group meets from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Dubs Cancer Library
Rogue Regional Medical Center
2825 East Barnett Road

For more information, contact Gail Kessler at 541-789-4342


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