Local Resources & Support Groups
Specialized Support groups
We recognize patients’ needs for sharing ideas and experiences and drawing strength from others facing the same challenges, and we give patients and their families access to numerous local and nationwide support programs that can provide information, guidance, and an unparalleled understanding of living through cancer. Meet our supportive care providers.
FORCE (Facing Our Risk Of Cancer Empowered) exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Join Compass Oncology clinicians and local area FORCE representatives for a BRCA-positive support group discussion. For more information about these quarterly meetings please call Virginia Hill at 360.773.8630.
Survivorship Group Visits
Location: Rotates to all Compass locations
Compass Oncology recognizes the complex needs after cancer treatment and the importance of surveillance, prevention, and education so you are the strongest advocate for your integrated care. Compass Survivorship Group Visits are 90-minute sessions addressing different topics each month. Each visit includes a 45-minute presentation, group discussion and Q&A time. To register call any Compass location and ask for the Survivorship scheduler.
Third Monday of each month
Location: Rose Quarter
This monthly support group meeting for men with prostate cancer and their loved ones provides unbiased information from experts in areas related to prostate cancer including treatment options, pain control, nutrition, mental health, coping strategies and more. To register please call Michelle Vieira at 503.384.9952.
Women’s Cancer Support Group
Second Monday of Each Month
Compass Oncology together with the Pink Lemonade Project offers a monthly support group to give women cancer survivors an opportunity to talk with others who are facing similar challenges in a safe, welcoming environment. To register please call Virginia Hill at 360.773.8630.
For a full calendar, timing and locations of our support groups and events, visit CompassOncology.com/calendar
Young Adult Cancer Survivors Support Group
First Tuesday of each month
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. To register please call Nora Larson 503.231.2610.
Compass Oncology proudly supports the following local organizations, click here to view.