Support Services

Social Worker

Our Holistic Approach to Care

We have a variety of services to support you through treatment, focusing on you as a whole person and not just your brain cancer. Ask the brain cancer nurse coordinator to help you find the resources you need.

  • Cancer counselors
  • Acupuncture
  • Naturopathy
  • Nutrition
  • Classes (Yoga, mindfulness-based stress reduction)
  • Patient support through American Cancer Society Patient Navigator

Cancer Counselors

We have licensed clinical social workers on staff to assist you with your emotional health during treatment. They are trained to provide support, resources, and guidance specific to patients with cancer. Read more


The OHSU family medicine department includes medical doctors trained in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture as well as experienced Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists. You might find it helps to get acupuncture right before or after chemotherapy to help reduce side effects.


We have registered dietitians to answer your questions about nutrition. Dietitians are also present during our “Infusing Knowledge” class on chemotherapy. We can make an appointment for you at any time if you have specific needs or questions.


We offer a variety of classes for you and your loved ones. Check our schedule for the latest information. Currently, we are offering classes in yoga and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Read more

Patient Navigator

Sherry Willmschen, our American Cancer Society Patient Navigator, can help you with practical needs such as transportation, wigs and support groups and classes.