Cancer-Specific Resources

Resources by Cancer Type:

Bladder Cancer

American Bladder Cancer Society

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, 1-888-901-2226

Online support community

Brain Cancer

Brain Tumor Support Group

Support for individuals, adult family members and caregivers

First Wednesday of every month 4:00pm-5:30pm, Facilitators: Annette Raab, RN, OCN and Sara Butler, LCSW, OSW-C –, 503-413-7932

Breast Cancer

4th Angel, 1-866-520-3197

Telephone support for breast cancer patients and caregivers

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, 1-800-977-4121

Online/telephone support

CancerCare breast cancer support group

Reach to Recovery Program:, 1-800-227-2345

Breast Cancer Support Group:

Third Thursday of every month, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Facilitators: Sara Butler, LCSW, OSW-C 503-413-7932 and Margaret Hartsook, LPC, ATR-BC, 503-413-8404

Pink Lemonade Project:

New breast cancer diagnosis, in treatment, or recovery: resources, support, and empowerment. Peer mentors, financial assistance, and retreats 


Women’s Cancer Support Group: Every second Monday of each month 5pm-6:30pm

Advanced/Metastatic Women’s Cancer Support Group: last Thursday of each month 11am- 12pm

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Alliance, 1-877-422-2030

Helpline by certified patient and family support navigators. Financial assistance programs, buddy programs and resource guides.


Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECCA)

Links to Facebook and online communities for patient and caregivers for support and guidance.


Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

First Thursday of every month, 4:00-5:30pm

Facilitator: Julia Robinson, M.S. CCC-SLP, 503-413-2841, 

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, 1-866-792-4622

Patient helpline, online support community, financial resources, and education

Head and Neck Cancer Guide

Head and Neck cancer guide: resources for caregiver

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC), 1-800-377-0928


Leukemia & Lymphoma

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1-800-955-4572

Information specialist, financial support, online chat, caregiver support, provide education, peer to peer support, etc.


Liver Cancer

American Liver Foundation, 203-506-5516

Provides information on support groups, education materials, etc.

Blue Faery

The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association’s “Blue Faery” offers educational information, support resources, and private online community for patients and caregivers.

Smart Patients liver cancer forum


Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Alliance, 1-800-298-2436 or

Education materials, helpline and support, financial and other resources



CancerCare for melanoma

Phone support group (15 week) that provides support, new ways to cope, practical information, communication between loved ones, increase feelings of hope. Website also has information on how to talk with children.

Impact Melanoma support groups

Telephone support group open to everyone on the first Tuesday of the month 5:45 p.m. Facilitator: Jane Masters, LICSW, 513-319-9729.

Caregiver support group every first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Kelli Braga: 978-922-3000 ext 2710.

“Billy’s Buddies” mentorship program: Connects you with someone that has had melanoma and gone through treatment.


Ovarian Cancer

CancerCare ovarian cancer patient support group, 1-800-813-4673

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA), 212-268-1002

Woman to Woman program pairs patient with trained volunteer to provide support and guidance. Connect with Inspire is an online support community.

Gynecological Cancer Support Group

Second Wednesday of every month 12:00-1:30pm

Facilitator: Kate Leonard, PsyD, 503-292-9873, 

Pancreatic Cancer

CancerCare Pancreatic Cancer Caregiver Support Group, 1-800-813-4673

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1-877-573-9971 (helpline)

Provides education, online/telephone support groups, etc.


Prostate Cancer

Male Care

Provides different types of prostate cancer support groups for online

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Peter Bennett, LCSW, 503-418-3544 or

Virtual support group for men with prostate cancer at 5-6:30pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

Us TOO Portland Support group, 503-384-9952

Online support groups



CancerCare sarcoma cancer pages

Online support groups, education and podcast information

Sarcoma Alliance

Peer-to-peer network/support and educational information


Uterine Cancer

CancerCare gynecological cancer patient support group, 1-800-813-4673

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