Due to concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please read about our updated policies here.  All support groups are provided free to patients with cancer and their families. Support groups meet at the Kadlec Tri-Cities Cancer Center and/or are held virtually. Contact the facilitator for more information.

All oncology services (not support groups) are on hold except for the Naturopathic Clinic, Survivorship Clinic and Navigation Team. Please call (509) 783-9894 for more information.

Click here for our online calendar.

At the Kadlec Tri-Cities Cancer Center, we understand that a cancer diagnosis is difficult enough without the added stress of leaving the community for treatment. This is why we have worked diligently to bring state-of-the-art treatment technology, skilled oncology professionals, and an array of support groups and integrative oncology services allowing you to stay close to home.

Our integrative oncology services include:

Naturopathic Clinic
With a focus on oncology care, our Naturopathic Physician, Lindsey Josephson, ND, provides guidance on how to use vitamins and supplements to improve cancer treatment, minimize treatment side effects, recover from treatment earlier and minimize your overall cancer risk. Call (509) 783-9894 to schedule an appointment.

Survivorship Clinic
Our Survivorship Clinic provides the bridge between a patient’s oncology team and their primary care provider by assisting patients in achieving their best life after treatment. For more information regarding our Survivorship Clinic, please call (509) 783-9894.

Navigation Team
We have a navigation team that consists of nurse navigators, a chaplain and a social worker. Cancer nurse navigators help patients and their families understand, access and coordinate cancer care and necessary services. Our chaplain provides emotional and spiritual support to patients and families during a difficult time and our social worker provides assessments and case management to patients and their families related to illness adjustment and coping mechanisms. These services are completely free. Stop by the Resource Center or call (509) 737-3427 for an appointment.

Ralph F. Peterson Library and Resource Center
Visit our library for cancer related materials available for all; free publications, books to borrow and DVDs to check out. Our resource center offers a wide variety of services and comfort items for cancer patients free of charge.

Ask a Dietician
Tips, tricks and advice from a registered dietician on how to maintain good nutrition during cancer treatment and recovery.

Mindfulness Meditation
Led by members of Insight Meditation of Mid-Columbia, this is a medically recommended stress reducer open to patients, caregivers and family member.

Gentle Yoga
A gentle introductory yoga that can relieve side effects of cancer treatment and reduce stress or tension.

Art Expressions
This monthly meeting is an opportunity for patients and others to relax and forget about the medical world. Each month features a complete project of varying types with the help of an art coach ($5.00 fee).

Our support groups include:

Brain Tumor Support Group (Currently on hold)
This group is open to patients and caregivers seeking support, and willing to share ideas and information about surviving and thriving with brain tumors during and after treatment.
Additional Brain Tumor Meetings

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meeting: 1st & 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 9 – 11:00 am
This group is for women of any age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The group is led by a certified breast navigator. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Cindy Miller, RN, BSN at (509) 737-3418 or cindy.miller@kadlec.org.

Caregivers for Adults with Cancer Support Group
Meeting: This is a six-week support group that starts at various times throughout the year.
Open to caregivers who need support while caring for an adult with cancer. This group will allow you to connect and share your experiences with other caregivers while learning different coping mechanisms and identifying helpful local resources in the community. To RSVP for further information, please contact Lorie MacIsaac, LSWAIC at (509) 737-3412 or lorie.macisaac@kadlec.org.

Laryngectomee Support Group
Meeting: 1st Monday of the month
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Support for laryngectomees, head & neck cancer patients and their families. A Speech-Language Therapist addresses concerns such as speech, swallowing and taste. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Susan Bruemmer at (509) 539-5433. This is not a Kadlec Tri-Cities Cancer Center led group.

Lymphoma, Leukemia & Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Meeting: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Supportive conversation and sharing for anyone touched by a diagnosis of lymphoma, leukemia, or multiple myeloma. This group is led by persons experienced with the diseases. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Paula Bell at 509-547-9497 or Susie Wells at (509) 521-2272. This is not a Kadlec Tri-Cities Cancer Center led group.

Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Meeting: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Ovarian cancer patients and survivors meet to talk, make connections, and share experiences. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Lorie MacIsaac, LSWAIC at (509) 737-3412 or lorie.macisaac@kadlec.org.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meeting: 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
A group for men facing prostate cancer who want to gain insight from others about their treatment decisions, experiences and regaining a healthy lifestyle after treatment.
To RSVP or for further information, please contact Hector DeLeon, MSW at (509) 737-3462 or hector.deleon@kadlec.org.

Warrior Sisterhood
This group is for active women balancing job, family and a busy life along with cancer treatments and recovery. The location varies due to planned activities or special interests of the group. This is peer-led group. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Warrior Sisterhood, Karen May at (541) 571-8088.

Additional Online Support Services with CancerCare

A national nonprofit organization where cancer patients, loved ones and people who have lost a loved one, can connect with others in support groups led by professional oncology social workers.

Call 800-813-4673 or visit www.cancercare.org