Support & Integrative Options 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.

  1. Yoga 4 cancer : https://y4c.com/
  2. Cancer Support Community: yoga and cooking classes/recipes https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/virtual-programs
  3. Hearts need Art : free or donation accepted art and musical classes https://heartsneedart.org/virtualarts/
  4. Smith center for healing and the Arts (East Coast based time): free classes yoga, art, support groups, healing circles https://smithcenter.org/programs-retreats-calendar/
  5. Acupuncture: Hilary Simila, L.Ac, free to patients at the cancer center 503-338-0943 please call to schedule
  6. OHSU classes:
    1. Healing from cancer writing groups – on the virtual flyer— https://www.ohsu.edu/knight-cancer-institute/support-groups-and-classes-cancer
    2. Mindfulness breath by breath—on the virtual flyer— https://www.ohsu.edu/knight-cancer-institute/support-groups-and-classes-cancer

Classes & Integrative Therapies

NOTE: Some in-person classes may not be available during 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.

    • Acupuncture
    • Adaptive Yoga
  • Aromatherapy
  • Art Circle
  • Conversation Group
  • Cooking with Community
  • Look Good Feel Better
  • Massage Therapy
  • Meditation Group
  • Nutrition Discussions
  • Pet Therapy
  • Qigong & Gentle Movement
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Spirituality Services
  • Support Groups

Search for upcoming classes.

Cancer Resource Center

NOTE: The Cancer Resource Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Borrow a book from our library
Pick up a brochure or educational information
Use the computer to access online resources
Purchase food and drinks
Find care and comfort items
Choose a free wig or Knitted Knockers
Scarves, hats and head coverings

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