Often cancer patients find comfort in company. It helps to share with others who are experiencing similar feelings, and that’s why we encourage you to connect with support groups in our community. Please call (541) 789-5836 for a current list of active support groups.
There are a tremendous number of national resources that offer information and support to cancer patients and their families. Here are some we recommend.
National Cancer Institute/Cancer Information Service
Educational information about risk reduction, diagnosis, treatment, ongoing research, and support for survivors. Physicians’ Data Query provides medical information about treatments and ongoing clinical trials.
American Cancer Society
Operates around-the-clock with live operators. Information about detection methods, risk reduction, diagnosis, research, treatment, and support; also provides publications and referrals to services.
Free professional counseling, support groups, and education.
Networking for newly diagnosed cancer patients to talk with survivors.
Around-the-clock emotional support as well as classes for people living with cancer.
Cancer Survivors Network
First-person accounts of patients going through the cancer experience.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Comprehensive information about breast health and the detection and the treatment of breast cancer.