Local Support Groups

Central Oregon has an abundance of resources to help support cancer survivors and their caregivers during their continued journey through treatment and beyond.

Cancer with Compassion - a support group

Facilitated by Rev. Cathie Young, Cancer with Compassion is a faith-based cancer support group. A diagnosis of cancer changes a life forever. And the journey through treatment is demanding on all levels. A cancer support group can provide practical help and give needed comfort, hope and encouragement. Cancer with Compassion provides virtual support groups available to any patient or survivor. All are welcome - women and men with all types of cancer. They also provide a support group for caregivers and breast cancer-specific support. To learn more, visit, call 949-279-1246 or email

Thyroid Cancer Support Group

Support groups are free and open to any and all survivors, their families and their friends. Facilitated by Angela Faulkner, these groups allow members a chance to share their cancer stories, receive information about thyroid cancer and gain insights and support on how to cope with thyroid cancer. For more information, visit, call 503-473-9551 or email

Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network matching program creates hope for adults facing cancer, one conversation at a time. They provide free one-on-one confidential support to all people (patients, families or friends) impacted by cancer, along the entire continuum from diagnosis through survivorship. They provide support by training local volunteers in each area who faced similar experiences. Through this process, they strive to instill hope and make a positive difference in the lives of people touched by cancer. For more information, visit or call 877-HOPENET.

Other specialty support groups

Women Surviving Cancer Group - Judy Erickson, Facilitator. 907-209-9737

Sisters Support Group - Suzi Scarino Steele, Facilitator. 503-819-1723

Harney County Support Group - CAN Cancer, 541-573-8614

Lake County Support Group - Sally, Facilitator. 541-947-3259

Local Oncology Massage Therapists

Kathy Andrews (Bend)
Oncology & Lymphedema Massage

(541) 771-0263

Jennifer Hudson (Bend)
Oncology Massage

(541) 213-5862

Sabrina Merritt (Redmond)
Oncology & Lymphedema Massage

(541) 350-4398

Sarah Rajnus (Bend)
Oncology Massage

(541) 880-6514

Dale Ann Schofield (Bend)
Lymphedema Massage

(541) 508-9808

Mary Moore (Bend)
Massage Therapist, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist

(541) 419-7965

Jill Dickman-Cooper (Bend)
Oncology Massage

(206) 661-8396