Virtual Resources for Coping with Cancer

Emotional Support

Oncology Social Worker
Mari Montesano, LCSW, 503-338-4589

The Cancer Collaborative’s oncology social worker provides support to help you adjust to your diagnosis, for caregivers and family. Get help connecting to local resources, setting up advanced directives, and understanding disability and social security.

Young Adult Support Group
Nora Larson, LICSWA, 503-231-2610

Support group for young adults with cancer, hosted by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute via Zoom at 5:30-7pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Peter Bennett, LCSW, 503-418-3544 or bennetpe@ohsu.edu

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

CancerCare
cancercare.org, 1-800-813-4673

Wide variety of free support groups via telephone or online for people with cancer and their caregiver/family, including one-on-one online support with an oncology social worker.

Cancer Support Community
1-888-793-9355

Free cancer support helpline, weekdays 6am-6pm, and weekends 6am-2pm.

Wellness Activities

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.

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

Online Resources

CancerCare
cancercare.org, 1-800-813-4673

Support groups, social worker assistance, COVID-19 education workshops, financial assistance

Cancer Support Community
cancersupportcommunity.org, 1-888-793-9355

Education for people with cancer and their caregivers, cancer emergency fund, helpline

Colon Cancer Alliance
ccalliance.org, 1-877-422-2030

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
lls.org, 1-800-955-4572

American Cancer Society
cancer.org, 1-800-227-2345

American Society of Clinical Oncology
cancer.net

Cancer and Careers
cancerandcareers.org, 646-929-8032

Helping you thrive at work through cancer treatment.

National LGBT Cancer Network
cancer-network.org, 212-675-2633