Helpful Resources


TeleHealth allows you to visit with your Community Cancer Center doctor or member of our nursing team without leaving the comfort of home. This digital format enhances care by providing convenient access to more timely and meaningful conversations between you and our medical team.

For more information about our TeleHealth program contact:
CCC Nursing Department
Dori Compton, RN | Phone: 541-673-2267
or Email:

Patient Advocate

A cancer diagnosis elicits many emotions, including fear, sadness and confusion. It is easy to become overwhelmed. CCC’s Patient Advocate program is here to help.

A Patient Advocate provides individualized assistance to you and your family and helps you overcome healthcare system barriers and access quality medical and psycho-social care. Patient Advocates work with you from diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience and can help with a wide range of support, including smoking cessations, genetic testing, counseling, financial resources, transportation, nutritional needs, palliative care/hospice, general information, housing and legal issues.

For more information about our Patient Advocate program contact:
CCC Nursing Department
Ashley Ortiz | Phone: 541-673-2267
or Email:

Patient Education Videos


The Community Cancer Center accepts many different insurers, including, but not limited to, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon, Medicare, LifeWise, PacificSource, and ODS Health Plan.

Regardless of your exact situation, our financial counselor will work with you to develop a payment plan that’s right for your needs.

For more information about billing and insurance contact:
CCC Finance Department
Echo Peel | Phone: 541-673-2267
or Email:

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Ensuring patients get the nutrients they need to maintain their lean body mass and strength helps keep body tissue healthy to fight infection. During treatment, the overall goal of nutritional therapy is to minimize nutrition-related side effects and maximize quality of life.

Explore the basics of nutrition therapy – click here

For more information contact:
CCC Nursing Department
Ally Gottfried MFN, RD, LD | Phone: 541-673-2267
or Email:

Outreach Education | Patient Programming

Cancer Support Group

The Community Cancer Center cancer support groups are for anyone who is currently undergoing cancer treatments, is a cancer survivor, a co-survivor or for those who care for them.

Support groups provide a safe environment where members can freely express their thoughts and feelings without having to worry about upsetting a concerned family member or friend. Support group participants have an opportunity to vent about their fears, share their joy and hope or talk about their journey of treatment and healing.

Members have the option to attend up to four meetings each month. Although meetings have the same topic and learning component, each meeting is different based on the group dynamic. We encourage members to attend as many meetings as they are comfortable with.

Please download our flyer for more detailed information

For more information, registration, or questions about programs contact:
CCC Outreach Ed | Program Management
Angelia Freeman | Phone: 541-672-0072
or Email:

Tobacco Cessation Classes, Weekly Meetings & Youth Education

Do you want to quit smoking?

  • FreshStart 4-Week Classes – The Community Cancer Center is now offering FREE smoking cessation classes that begin the first Tuesday in January and July each year. The course is four weeks in duration. Come and learn strategies that work from a program presented by an American Cancer Society Freshstart tobacco-cessation facilitator.
  • Next Step – Our smoking cessation support group of men and women helping each other to understand the health dangers of smoking, nicotine addiction and how to make positive steps toward living their lives free of nicotine. Meets weekly on Tuesday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing.
  • N.A.T.E. – Nicotine Awareness and Tobacco Education – reaches Douglas County youth from 11 to 14 years old and provides awareness of the risks of nicotine and tobacco use. This five-week program educates participants on the health risks of nicotine use and the many forms of tobacco while helping them make sense of the targeted marketing they experience in their everyday lives. N.A.T.E. provides the tools and resources to resist peer pressure, overcome communication gaps and learn to “Be Smart – Don’t Start!”
  • INDEPTH – INDEPTH aims to address the problem around youth tobacco use—and focuses on all types of tobacco, including the growing issues around e-cigarettes. The INDEPTH program is an alternative to a suspension or citation program and can be offered as an option to youth who face suspension or consequences for violation of school tobacco or e-cigarette use, policies or community ordinances.

For more information, registration or questions about programs contact:
CCC Outreach Ed | Program Management
Angelia Freeman | Phone: 541-672-0072
or Email:

Additional Resources to Quit Smoking

  • Become an EX – The EX Plan combines expertise from the Mayo Clinic with practical advice from ex-smokers. You won’t just quit smoking. You’ll “re-learn life without cigarettes.” It doesn’t matter if it’s your first try or your tenth, EX can help you quit and stay quit. Research shows that the more times people come to the EX site, the more likely they are to quit smoking.
  • Freedom from Smoking Plus – Freedom from Smoking Plus has a great new look, updated content and activities and includes both online and phone support. The program also works well on smartphones and tablets so you can get help quitting smoking whenever, however and wherever works best for you.
  • Guide to Quitting SmokingThis is an online guide from the American Cancer Society on quitting smoking or using smokeless tobacco. To have the best chance of quitting tobacco and staying quit, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are and where to go for help. You’ll find this information here.
  • My PathAre you ready to quit? you are not alone. The My Path program includes resources to help you or your loved ones who are thinking about quitting tobacco and nicotine products for good. Adapt, in cooperation with Umpqua Health Alliance, provides individual and group tobacco-cessation counseling for Umpqua Health alliance Medicaid and Medicare health plan members.
  • Nicotine Anonymous – This is a 12-step fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.
  • Oregon Tobacco Quit line – This is a free program offering tips, information, and one-on-one telephone counseling to anyone looking to quit tobacco use. You will also get assistance in determining if you are eligible for free nicotine gum or patches. Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
  • Quit for Life – We understand that quitting is about more than just not smoking. When you join our program, a Quit Coach® will help you become an expert in living without tobacco using “The 4 Essential Practices to Quit for Life,” principles based on 25 years of research and experience helping people quit tobacco.
  • – On this site you’ll find support, tips, tools and expert advice to help you or someone you love quit smoking.
  • Smokefree Teen – Want to quit but don’t know how? Get your daily dose of the support you crave. This site is designed and run by people at the National Cancer Institute to help teens take control of their health.
  • SmokefreeVet – SmokefreeVET is a mobile text messaging service for military Veterans who receive their health care through VA. Visit Tricare to learn more about available tobacco cessation services.

Spiritual Care

At the Community Cancer Center, we offer spiritual care to comfort, console and provide emotional and spiritual support. Our Spiritual Care Volunteer offers pastoral counseling to patients, family, friends and staff.

The chaplain and pastoral care volunteers, together with our Community Cancer Center staff, offer comfort regardless of belief systems, traditions, ethnicity or values, and are respectful of cultural, religious or non-religious traditions. We can also assist you by contacting clergy of any faith tradition or a secular humanist consultant for those who are nonreligious.

For more information, registration or questions about programs contact:
CCC Outreach Ed | Program Management
Angelia Freeman | Phone: 541-672-0072
or Email:

Living Well Workshops

Living Well Program participants will learn the skills to become a positive self-manager by developing a proactive approach to their pain and working with their health care professionals. Adopting a positive management style, participants will live a healthier life. Sessions are progressive so participants will want to attend all sessions to gain the most benefit from the workshop.

Each Living Well workshop is six weeks in duration with participants meeting once per week for a two-and-a-half-hour session.

For more information, registration, or questions about programs contact:
CCC Outreach Ed | Program Management
Angelia Freeman | Phone: 541-672-0072
or Email:


While genetics and other factors beyond your control can certainly play a role in being diagnosed with cancer, research shows that preventing all types of cancers starts with mastering a few key behaviors.

  1. Talk to your family to learn about family health history.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight by staying active and exercising regularly.
  3. Avoid smoking.
  4. Limit alcohol intake.
  5. Minimize the amount of fat intake from red meat and dairy products.
  6. Watch your calcium intake.
  7. Eat more fish.
  8. Eat more tomatoes and green, leafy vegetables.
  9. Maintain good mental health and seek treatment for stress-related issues or depression.
  10. Get control of high blood pressure or cholesterol.
  11. Avoid over-supplementation.
  12. Relax more and enjoy life.
  13. Early screening saves lives. Get regular screening for cancers such as breast and prostate as directed by your physician.

Learn more about breast cancer prevention and treatment.

Learn more about lung cancer prevention and treatment.

Learn more about prostate cancer prevention and treatment.