Wellness Support for Cancer

Mind-Body

There is growing evidence in cancer research that incorporating activities that promote mindfulness into cancer care can improve wellbeing during and after cancer treatment.

The term “mind-body modality” refers to an activity that combines mental focus with controlled breathing and/or movement. Studies show positive changes in cancer symptoms and side effects for people who do yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture and hypnosis.

Classes Through the Cancer Collaborative

NOTE: There are no in-person classes available due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many opportunities still exist remotely. Ask your cancer care team about what is currently available. See the materials tab for remote resources available. Search for upcoming classes.

Acupuncture at the Cancer Collaborative
503-338-0943

Acupuncture with Hilary Simila, L.Ac. Free to patients at the cancer center. Call to schedule.

Reiki

Contact Luann Jacobs for virtual Reki and guided mediation, 703-862-3682

Integrative Therapies Through the Cancer Collaborative

Aromatherapy

Ask your care team for options.

Cooking with Community-Not currently available at the Cancer Collaborative

Look Good Feel Better Virtual Workshops

lookgoodfeelbetter.org/alliance-partner-virtual-workshops

As a patient of the Cancer Collaborative, you can register for an online skin care and makeup workshop and receive a complimentary Look Good Feel Better makeup kit. Sign up and request your kit.

Nutrition Discussions

Ask your provider about talking with the oncology dietitian.

Pet Therapy-Not currently available

Spirituality Services– Lori Blake, CMH Chaplain, will walk around the center and check in with patients as they are receiving treatment or waiting for a clinic visit. She can be reached at 971-286-0085.

Support Groups-Not currently available at the Cancer Collaborative

Cancer Resource Center

NOTE: The Cancer Resource Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Talk to the Cancer Collaborative social worker about accessing wigs and educational resources.

Borrow a book from our library
Pick up a brochure or educational information
Find care and comfort items
Choose a free wig or Knitted Knockers
Scarves, hats and head coverings

Wellness Activities at Home

Healing from Cancer Writing Groups
Dawn Thompson, 503-568-6145 or dawnrenethompson@gmail.com

For Women: Via Zoom, Tuesdays 10am-12pm
For Young Adults (ages 18-39): Via Zoom, Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Mindfulness Breath by Breath
Contact Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, 503-245-9642 or carsonk@ohsu.edu

Free 60-minute classes for adults healing from cancer and their caregivers, at 10-11am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Virtual Reiki and Guided Meditation
Contact Luann Jacobs, 703-862-3682

Yoga 4 cancer
y4c.com

Cancer Support Community
cancersupportcommunity.org

Yoga, cooking classes and recipes

Hearts Need Art
heartsneedart.org

Free or donation accepted art and musical classes

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
smithcenter.org

Free classes yoga, art, support groups, healing circles

Learn more about integrative therapies

“Mind and Body Approaches for Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects” from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

“Integrative Medicine for Cancer Treatment” from the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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