Support Resources

At the Cancer Partnership, our support resources add an extra dimension of care to fight your cancer and promote your health on every level—body, mind and spirit. From acupuncture and nutrition classes, to support groups and our popular Survivorship Series, you can count on the attention and knowledge of leading practitioners in their fields who are devoted to helping you feel better and get better.  

Your care team may recommend some of these resources, and they are always available to you, your family and your caregivers. For more information on any of them, just ask your care team or Patient Navigator. 

 

Services to help your body, mind and soul



Our team approach to cancer treatment brings you the benefits of support services for you and your family. We provide most of these services in-house so there is no need for you to get referrals or run around to other locations. This makes it easy to get the support you want and need, whether it’s pain management, acupuncture, a nutritional consultation or some time to talk with a counselor.

For more information on all the support services available to you, contact the Patient Navigator or any member of your care team.

Our Patient Navigator is here to help during treatment and beyond



At the Cancer Partnership, you’ll have a Patient Navigator who is dedicated to answering questions, providing resources and suggesting support services throughout your treatment and beyond. This highly-trained cancer expert is part of the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program, a respected network that follows national standards, offers extensive training, and serves patients at more than 60 sites around the country.

The Patient Navigator is here to listen, care and help, so you never have to wonder where to turn. You can count on your Patient Navigator to:
  • Provide information on what to expect during chemotherapy and radiation, and on dealing with any side effects of treatment.

  • Share resources with you for financial assistance, medication needs, home health care, insurance, transportation and other concerns.

  • Refer you to groups, classes and support programs.

  • Connect you with helpful resources in your community.

  • Suggest activities that can help ensure a better quality of life both during and after treatment.

Helping you and your family get the support they need



Studies show what cancer patients know from their own personal experience: A support group can often play a valuable role in helping you feel better and get better. A good support group can be a powerful source of information, help, encouragement and understanding throughout your cancer treatment—for you and your loved ones. We offer a number of free, ongoing support groups here, including a group devoted especially to caregivers. 

Breast Cancer Support Group

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you’ll find this group offers a wealth of support, information and understanding. Connect with other women, maintain a positive focus and self-image, build a support network, and learn coping and relaxation strategies. The group is facilitated by our Oncology Social Worker. Guest speakers often join us to discuss a variety of topics. For more information, call 425-297-5520.



Date: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, Conference Room A/B
Cost: Free

Caregiver Support Group

For caregivers of cancer patients, this group gives you the attention you deserve and the support you need. Learn how to support someone with cancer while still taking care of yourself. Make time for yourself, maintain a positive focus, build a support network, learn coping and relaxation strategies, and more. For more information, call 425-297-5520.



Date: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, Conference Room C/D
Cost: Free

Support Group for Patients with Metastatic Disease

Join a safe and supportive environment to discuss living with cancer and what it means to have metastatic disease. The discussion will include topics such as addressing your pain and other symptoms, increasing quality of life, managing treatment’s late effects, talking to your family, getting the help you need, and interpreting medical information. For more information, call 425-297-5520.



Date: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, Conference Room A/B
Cost: Free

Exercise Research Trial

Exercise & Side Effects of Cancer Treatment - Breast & Prostate Cancer Participants Needed for a Study

Exercise has been shown to help reduce the side effects of cancer treatment.

- 52 participants are needed for a study of exercise (yoga, strength, aerobic, and balance) on the side effects of cancer treatment using the Nintendo Wii Fit.

- If you are going through or have gone through breast or prostate cancer treatment and are not participating in any regular exercise program you may qualify to participate in this study.

- Participants will be asked to exercise three times a week for an hour for four weeks and attend an introductory and exit session. Participants will be asked to fill out two questionnaires to help determine if this exercise was helpful.

- This study is strictly voluntary and will have no effect on the other care

Facilitator
Kiley Gallentine, Capella University Dissertation Learner Ms. Gallentine is being supervised by Dr. Harris-Britt who can be reached at
919-260-1638.

Information and Registration
If you are interested in participating please contact Kiley Gallentine, Primary Investigator and Capella University dissertation learner at kileygallentine@comcast.net or call 425-297-5520.

Location: Providence Regional Cancer Partnership
Cost: Free

Lung Rangers Support Group

This support group is dedicated to people living with lung disease. For more information or to register, call 425-261-3780.
 

Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Colby Campus Medical Office Building, Cascade Room
Cost: $7.00

Prostate Cancer Support Group

This group offers education and information sharing exclusively for men who have been diagnosed with, or who have had, prostate cancer. For more information, call 425-297-5520

Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, Conference Room A/B
Cost: Free

Support Group for Cancer Patients and Survivors

This support group is open to all cancer patients and survivors who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer. Members offer each other comfort, support, information, and suggestions for coping with potential challenges during and after treatment. Discussions may include developing a resiliency plan, work issues, designing a holistic health plan, finding hope and meaning, adjusting to effects of treatment, and building a support network. For more information, call 425-297-5520.

Date: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, Conference Room A/B
Cost: Free

Survivorship Series

Survivorship is not a destination; It’s a journey. It’s your life — and our free eight-week seminar series will help you make the most of it. The series offers a place to connect with other survivors to talk about building strength and resilience, finding hope and meaning, and living with uncertainty. This eight-week series is open to anyone with any type of cancer, regardless of where they received treatment (Please note that all of our groups are open anyone, regardless of where they received treatment). Call 425-297-5520 for the start date of the next series.

Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, TBD
Cost: Free

Young Breast Cancer Support Group

A support group for women who have or have had breast cancer that are 45 and younger. Read more about the Young Breast Cancer Support Group, featured in the Everett Herald. For more information, call 425-297-5520.

Date: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, Conference Room A/B

Interim Location as of January 28, 2014: Pavilion for Women and Children, 5th Floor, Room #5520

Cost: Free

Resources to access for your journey and beyond

Community Support Groups

General Cancer

Cancer Support Group, Valley General Hospital – Monroe
Ulman Foundation, For young adults with cancer
National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen
CancerLifeline

Colorectal Cancer

CancerLifeline

Lung Cancer

Lung Rangers, Providence Regional Medical Center

Lymphoma

CancerLifeline

Ostomy Support Group

United Ostomy Associations of America

Ovarian Cancer

CancerLifeline

Caregiver Support

Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County

Bereavement Support

Providence Hospice & Home Care
Swedish Edmonds / Bereavement
Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville

 

Other Resources

Home Health Services & Supplies

Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County
Senior Services for Home Care of Snohomish County

Senior Services

Senior Services of Snohomish County / Home Page
Senior Services of Snohomish County / Resources List

Transportation

Senior Services for Home Care
Community Transit
American Cancer Society – Road to Recovery

 

Youth Programs Offered by Providence Hospice and Home Care

For more information on the programs below, call 425-261-4800.

Standing Together

This fun but meaningful group provides grief support to youth ages four to 17 in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect. Led by professional staff, kids and teens are supported in feeling “normal” by doing activities with other kids-in-loss and addressing their own grief in ways that feel comfortable to them. Anyone can refer families to this group, and there is no fee for participation.

Camp Erin

For youth ages six to 17 who have experienced a loss, this free weekend camp at Camp Killoqua can be a welcome respite. Camp Erin offers a special combination of fun recreational activities with supportive discussions to help campers build their trust, self-esteem, and coping skills. Age-appropriate activities allow for sharing feelings with similar peers, as well as friendship building and fun. All activities are led by pediatric specialists and trained volunteers.

Kids Have Many Kinds of Loss

This support group is dedicated to youth ages four to 17 who have had big losses in their lives such as a family illness, divorce, separation from a loved one, moving, or problems with school or friends. They learn how other kids grieve different kinds of loss while they enjoy art projects, play, hang out, and eat pizza. This group is free, and participants don’t have to talk about anything they don’t want to.
 

Survivorship Resources

Livestrong Foundation
Livestrong at the YMCA
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Sisters Network

Survivorship Series

Survivorship is not a destination; it’s a journey. It’s your life—and our free eight-week seminar series will help you make the most of it. The series offers a place to connect with other survivors to talk about building strength and resilience, finding hope and meaning, and living with uncertainty. This series is open to anyone with any type of cancer, regardless of where they received treatment. Call 425-297-5520 for the start date of the next series.

Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, TBA
Cost: Free

Support Group for Cancer Patients and Survivors

This ongoing support group is free and available to all cancer patients and survivors. Members offer each other comfort, support, information, and suggestions for coping with potential challenges during and after treatment. Discussions may include developing a resiliency plan, addressing work issues, designing a holistic health plan, finding hope and meaning, adjusting to effects of treatment, and building a support network. For more information, call 425-297-5520.

Date: First and third Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, Conference Room A/B
Cost: Free
 

Cost: FreeGeneral Information On Cancer

CancerLifeline
Citrine Health
Gilda’s Club
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
National Cancer Institute
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institute of Health
Navigating Cancer
Us Too! International


Information By Type of Cancer

Brain

American Brain Tumor Association
Brain Tumor Society

Breast

Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Club
Cleaning for a Reason
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
National Breast Cancer Coalition
National Breast Cancer Foundation
National Lymphedema Network
Reach to Recovery
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Colon

Colon Cancer Alliance
Colorectal Cancer Network

Head and Neck

American Head and Neck Society
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

Kidney

Kidney Cancer Association

Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lymphoma Research Foundation

Lung

Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education
Lung Cancer
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancer Resource
Mesothelioma Center

Ovarian

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

Pancreatic

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Sarcoma

Sarcoma Foundation of America

Skin

Melanoma Patients’ Information Page

Thyroid

Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association

Calendar of classes and events

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Art therapy

Art therapy

Art therapy can be a great lift for cancer patients. It&rsquo;s fun and life-affirming, it can even enhance your cognitive abilities. This class offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment. No artistic ability is required. Our art therapists, who are trained in both art and therapy, offer guidance and support along with the opportunity to explore a variety of art materials.&nbsp;

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Gentle yoga

Gentle yoga

Connect with your body and learn how to be gentle with yourself in a fun, supportive environment. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a mat and water bottle. This non-aerobic form of exercise concentrates on movements and deep breathing. It can help reduce stress and fatigue, as well as improve sleep. Exercise promotes healing and well-being during cancer treatment and can help accelerate your long-term recovery process. 

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Art therapy

Art therapy

Art therapy can be a great lift for cancer patients. It’s fun and life-affirming, it can even enhance your cognitive abilities. This class offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment. No artistic ability is required. Our art therapists, who are trained in both art and therapy, offer guidance and support along with the opportunity to explore a variety of art materials. 

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Gentle yoga

Gentle yoga

Connect with your body and learn how to be gentle with yourself in a fun, supportive environment. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a mat and water bottle. This non-aerobic form of exercise concentrates on movements and deep breathing. It can help reduce stress and fatigue, as well as improve sleep. Exercise promotes healing and well-being during cancer treatment and can help accelerate your long-term recovery process. 

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Look good. Feel better.

Look good. Feel better.

The name of this unique program says it all. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, it’s designed for women going through the effects of cancer treatment. The class focuses on skin and hair care, cosmetics, wigs and head wraps, dealing with hair loss, and getting healthy nutrition. Cosmetic samples and makeovers are available. All cosmetic products for your makeover are complimentary and provided for you to enjoy and take home with you. 

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Look good. Feel better.

Look good. Feel better.

The name of this unique program says it all. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, it&rsquo;s designed for women going through the effects of cancer treatment. The class focuses on skin and hair care, cosmetics, wigs and head wraps, dealing with hair loss, and getting healthy nutrition. Cosmetic samples and makeovers are available. All cosmetic products for your makeover are complimentary and provided for you to enjoy and take home with you.&nbsp;

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Art therapy

Art therapy

Art therapy can be a great lift for cancer patients. It’s fun and life-affirming, it can even enhance your cognitive abilities. This class offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment. No artistic ability is required. Our art therapists, who are trained in both art and therapy, offer guidance and support along with the opportunity to explore a variety of art materials. 

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Gentle yoga

Gentle yoga

Connect with your body and learn how to be gentle with yourself in a fun, supportive environment. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a mat and water bottle. This non-aerobic form of exercise concentrates on movements and deep breathing. It can help reduce stress and fatigue, as well as improve sleep. Exercise promotes healing and well-being during cancer treatment and can help accelerate your long-term recovery process. 

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Art therapy

Art therapy

Art therapy can be a great lift for cancer patients. It&rsquo;s fun and life-affirming, it can even enhance your cognitive abilities. This class offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment. No artistic ability is required. Our art therapists, who are trained in both art and therapy, offer guidance and support along with the opportunity to explore a variety of art materials.&nbsp;

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Gentle yoga

Gentle yoga

Connect with your body and learn how to be gentle with yourself in a fun, supportive environment. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a mat and water bottle. This non-aerobic form of exercise concentrates on movements and deep breathing. It can help reduce stress and fatigue, as well as improve sleep. Exercise promotes healing and well-being during cancer treatment and can help accelerate your long-term recovery process.&nbsp;

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Nutrition

Learn about the foods that can strengthen your immune system, improve your energy, and maintain a healthy weight. Our free monthly nutrition class is dedicated to helping patients, survivors, family members and other caregivers improve their health through better eating. For information and registration, call 425-297-5523.

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Look good. Feel better.

Look good. Feel better.

The name of this unique program says it all. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, it’s designed for women going through the effects of cancer treatment. The class focuses on skin and hair care, cosmetics, wigs and head wraps, dealing with hair loss, and getting healthy nutrition. Cosmetic samples and makeovers are available. All cosmetic products for your makeover are complimentary and provided for you to enjoy and take home with you. 

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Look good. Feel better.

Look good. Feel better.

The name of this unique program says it all. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, it&rsquo;s designed for women going through the effects of cancer treatment. The class focuses on skin and hair care, cosmetics, wigs and head wraps, dealing with hair loss, and getting healthy nutrition. Cosmetic samples and makeovers are available. All cosmetic products for your makeover are complimentary and provided for you to enjoy and take home with you.&nbsp;

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Art therapy

Art therapy

Art therapy can be a great lift for cancer patients. It’s fun and life-affirming, it can even enhance your cognitive abilities. This class offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment. No artistic ability is required. Our art therapists, who are trained in both art and therapy, offer guidance and support along with the opportunity to explore a variety of art materials. 

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Gentle yoga

Gentle yoga

Connect with your body and learn how to be gentle with yourself in a fun, supportive environment. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a mat and water bottle. This non-aerobic form of exercise concentrates on movements and deep breathing. It can help reduce stress and fatigue, as well as improve sleep. Exercise promotes healing and well-being during cancer treatment and can help accelerate your long-term recovery process. 

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Art therapy

Art therapy

Art therapy can be a great lift for cancer patients. It’s fun and life-affirming, it can even enhance your cognitive abilities. This class offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment. No artistic ability is required. Our art therapists, who are trained in both art and therapy, offer guidance and support along with the opportunity to explore a variety of art materials. 

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Gentle yoga

Gentle yoga

Connect with your body and learn how to be gentle with yourself in a fun, supportive environment. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a mat and water bottle. This non-aerobic form of exercise concentrates on movements and deep breathing. It can help reduce stress and fatigue, as well as improve sleep. Exercise promotes healing and well-being during cancer treatment and can help accelerate your long-term recovery process.&nbsp;

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Our classes are open to you, your family and friends

Classes at the Cancer Partnership are open to all patients, family members, friends and caregivers. They’re a great way to build your support network and engage in the healing process with others who understand.

Note: Classes are also open to the general public and to cancer patients who are not patients of the Cancer Partnership.

Art therapy

Art therapy increases your awareness of yourself and others and is a great therapeutic tool for cancer patients. It is fun and life-affirming, and enhances cognitive abilities.  This class offers a supportive, non-judgemental environment, and no artistic ability is required.  Our art therapists, trained in both art and therapy, offer guidance and support, as well the opportunity to explore a variety of art materials. Call 425-297-5521 for information.

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Date: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, Conference Room C/D
Cost: Free

Earth sanctuary

Allowing time for contemplation in nature and in community can be strongly healing. Give yourself the gift of island sanctuary with other cancer patients and survivors. This day-long retreat is offered in the spring and fall for cancer patients and survivors at Earth sanctuary on south Whidbey Island. For more information, call 425-297-5520.

Gentle yoga

Reconnect with your body and learn how to be gentle with yourself in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a mat and water bottle. This non-aerobic form of exercise concentrates on movements and deep breathing. It can help reduce stress and fatigue, as well as improve sleep. Exercise promotes healing and well-being during cancer treatment and can help accelerate your long-term recovery process. For more information, call 425-297-5521.

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Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, Conference Room A/B
Cost: Free for the first five sessions; $35 for 5 additional sessions or $50 for 10 additional sessions

Look good. Feel better.

The name of this unique program says it all. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, it’s designed for women going through the effects of cancer treatment. The class focuses on skin and hair care, cosmetics, wigs and head wraps, dealing with hair loss, and getting healthy nutrition. Cosmetic samples and makeovers are available. All cosmetic products for your makeover are complimentary and provided for you to enjoy and take home with you. To confirm your attendance, call 425-297-5507.

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Date: 2nd Monday of each month, 4th Monday of each month
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership, Conference Room A/B
Cost: Free

Nutrition

Learn about the foods that can strengthen your immune system, improve your energy, and maintain a healthy weight. Our free monthly nutrition class is dedicated to helping patients, survivors, family members and other caregivers improve their health through better eating. For information and registration, call 425-297-5523.

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Date: 4th Thursday of the month, Quarterly (January, April, July and October)
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cancer Partnership First Floor, Conference Room A/B
Cost: Free