Supportive Care

Specialized Support Groups

In order to serve the unique needs of cancer patients, our social workers host regular support groups at multiple Compass Oncology locations. The support they provide takes many forms from the practical to the emotional and the spiritual. Their focus is on the issues that are so important to the quality of life during and after treatment. Meet our supportive care providers.

Brain Tumor Support Group
Third Thursday of each month
Location: East
Clinicians from Compass Oncology help facilitate the conversation and answer any questions you may have about physical or emotional issues, treatment side effects, and general coping strategies. All brain tumor patients and their loved ones or caregivers are welcome to attend. To register for these monthly meetings please call Jamie Newell at 503.231.2610.

Location: West
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.

Lung Cancer Support Group
Last Thursday of each Month
Location: Rose Quarter
This support group will give people affected by lung cancer the opportunity to share their experiences in a supportive environment with others who are facing similar challenges. Clinicians from Compass Oncology will be present to facilitate the conversation and to answer any questions you may have about physical or emotional issues, treatment side effects, and coping strategies. All lung cancer patients and their loved ones are welcome to attend. To register for these monthly meetings please call Michelle Vieira at 503.384.9952.

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
Location: Vancouver
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 

Young Adult Cancer Survivors Support Group
First Tuesday of each month
Location: East
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.