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Compassionate Care through Quality Support Services by Angelia Freeman
Compassionate Care is a crucial component in the care delivered to our patients. The diagnosis of cancer is
a life changing event and at the Community Cancer Center we understand that being diagnosed with cancer can be an emotional and distressing experience. The Community Cancer Center offers a range of services and programs, which nurtures and supports the healing of the whole person, to our patients, their loved ones and the community.
It is easy for a patient to become overwhelmed. Our Patient Navigator, Sara Ray, works with our cancer patients from diagnosis through all phases of their cancer experience, meeting with the patient and family members to address their needs. Whether it is conquering the medical maze or developing a personal path to cancer recovery, Sara and her team are here to help.
Good nutrition is important for cancer patients. At the Community Cancer Center nutrition therapy is used to ensure patients are getting the nutrients they need to maintain their body weight and strength and to keep body tissue healthy to fight infection. Our Dietitian, Ally Gottfried, is available to patients for dietary counseling during cancer treatment for improving outcomes.
Cancer support groups offer practical information and emotional nurturing to patients and survivors a like. Our support groups provide a safe environment where patients and survivors can freely express their thoughts and feelings, be a part of a community and a connection to others. Support groups are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm at the Community Cancer Center, and the second Thursday of each month in the Canyonville City Council Chambers at 5:30 pm.
In addition to our support groups we offer the American Cancer Society sponsored Look Good Feel Better program for women who are currently undergoing cancer treatments. The Look Good Feel Better program is a free program, and each two-hour, hands-on workshop includes a 12-step skin care and makeup lesson, nail care techniques, and professional advice on how to deal with hair loss using wigs, scarves, hats, hairpieces, and other accessories. The program helps the participants combat appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Our monthly program is held on the second Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Community Cancer Center.
Our cancer patient offerings are completed with the ancillary services available on the Community Cancer Center campus. These services include Douglas County Cancer Services, the Mercy Outpatient Laboratory Services and the Treva Hoffman Foundation. Each of these organizations contributes to the health and wellbeing of cancer patients and or the assistance in cancer research.
Douglas County Cancer Services is a volunteer driven not for profit organization dedicated to providing support and services to Douglas County Oregon residents undergoing cancer treatment. The office is located on the second floor of the Community Cancer Center campus. Their programming assistance includes; Patient Lodging Assistance, Patient Travel Assistance, Patient Financial Aid and Christmas Food Boxes.
The Mercy Outpatient Laboratory is an important component of patient ease of access and comfort. Patients needing outpatient lab tests can take advantage of convenient services as the laboratory is located on the second floor of our campus.
The t.r.e.v.a. Project is an Oregon Cancer Research Initiative at Legacy Health and was formed to facilitate the statewide, multi-institution expansion of the Legacy Tumor Bank program. Through the partnership with Legacy Health, Treva’s vision of a cooperative tumor bank has become a reality.
For more information on our services, brochures and program descriptions are available on our website, www., or by contacting our program manager, Angelia Freeman, Monday through Friday by phone at 541-673-2267 or email at

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