Support Groups


All Women’s Cancer Support Group

Pink Lemonade Project and Compass Oncology have teamed up to offer a support group providing women cancer survivors an opportunity to talk with others who are facing similar challenges in a safe, welcoming environment.

Oncology social workers are present at each group meeting to facilitate the conversation and to answer any questions you may have about physical or emotional issues, treatment side effects, and general coping strategies. This support group is for all women cancer survivors. All support group meetings are held at Compass Oncology in Vancouver (210 SE 136th Ave ~Vancouver) from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm on the second Monday of each month.


Oncology Social Workers

Virginia Hill - Lcsw,licsw,osw-c

Virginia has been a licensed clinical social worker for more than 20 years. Her goal is to ease her patients and their families’ journey through challenging times by providing them with both emotional and practical support.

cathy weeks - lcsw

Cathy has been an oncology social worker with OHSU for 5 years in their Community Hematology Oncology Clinics. She has facilitated a number of support groups in the Portland area. Cathy has an interest in palliative care and supporting individuals and families during these difficult times.


Women’s Advanced/Metastatic Support Group

Pink Lemonade Project and Legacy Salmon Creek have partnered to offer a unique support group for women living with advanced cancer or cancer that has metastasized. This will be a safe and supportive time to share with others who are on a similar path. Learn tools for coping from facilitators, guest speakers, and each other. This support group is for all women with any type of advanced or metastatic cancer. You can choose to attend any or all of the sessions. All support group meetings are held at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (2211 NE 139th St. Vancouver, WA) on the 3rd floor of the main hospital in rooms 3C&D.


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CAtherine Patterson - lcsw, lciasw, ccm

Catherine has been providing support and resources to patients and their families for 15 + years. Catherine has extensive experience in the field of crisis and trauma. Her interests are oncology, palliative care, and supporting individuals and families during difficult times.

Introducing ZEST

A Young Women cancer support gathering


ZEST is our newest addition to our support group programming. ZEST is not your typical support group. This is a casual monthly gathering hosted by our trained volunteer mentors. ZEST is a way to make connections with other young women cancer survivors in a social setting with no pressure of sharing your story (unless you choose to). This group meets monthly at Latte Da, a local coffee shop and wine bar.

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