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

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

CancerCare, 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

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

Wellness Activities

Look Good Feel Better 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

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

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, 1-800-813-4673

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

Cancer Support Community, 1-888-793-9355

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

Colon Cancer Alliance, 1-877-422-2030

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

American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Cancer and Careers, 646-929-8032

Helping you thrive at work through cancer treatment.

National LGBT Cancer Network, 212-675-2633