Breast Center Support Services

We have a variety of services to support you, focusing on you as a whole person.

Cancer Counseling

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.

KrisAnn Talarico, LCSW, OSW-C

KrisAnn supports patients and families affected by breast cancer, sarcoma, melanoma, thyroid, and serves the Phase 1 clinical trial service.

Acupuncture and naturopathic medicine

Through our family medicine department we have access to medical doctors with special training in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture as well as experienced practitioners of naturopathic medicine. Many patients find it helpful, for example, to get acupuncture right before or after chemotherapy to help reduce side effects.

Yunpeng Luo, L.Ac., D.A.O.M.

Dr. Luo is a board-certified and Oregon licensed acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in pain management, health issues and neurological disorders.

Lynne Shinto, N.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Shinto chose a career in medicine because she wanted to help people move from illness to wellness. She uses natural medicine to help expand treatments that can be used with conventional medicine. Her favorite part of being a doctor is meeting smart, interesting people with fascinating stories.


Registered dietitians are on staff for any questions and are present during our “Infusing Knowledge” class on chemotherapy. We can arrange a one-on-one consultation at any time for specific needs and questions.


We offer a variety of support classes at any given time, check our schedule for the most updated information. Currently we are offering classes in yoga and mindfulness based stress reduction.

Patient navigator

Our American Cancer Society Patient Navigator, is available to assist with practical needs like transportation, wigs, Look Good Feel Better classes, and Reach to Recovery referrals.

Transitions clinic

Patients who have completed their breast cancer treatment often wonder "What is the next step?" Our Transitions Clinic help patients with this phase of survivorship.