Please see the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Patient and Family Resources page for additional resources, including cancer information lines and tips for caregivers.
Knight Cancer Institute and OHSU services
- Acupuncture: Acupuncture can be an effective way to manage some side effects of cancer treatment.
- Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program: OHSU has services tailored to patients ages 15 to 39.
- Classes and support groups: We offer a range of classes, including one that explains what to expect during chemotherapy.
- Fertility preservation: Our fertility specialists can give cancer patients a range of options.
- Cancer nutrition services: Our cancer dietitians can help you manage the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on nutrition and appetite. They can also help you prepare for and recover from surgery.
- OHSU Breast Center: The center offers comprehensive breast-health services such as screening and genetic testing.
- Palliative care: Our specialists can help you manage symptoms and anxiety. They can also provide emotional support to you and your family. You do not have to be terminally ill or to have stopped life-prolonging treatment to receive these services.
- Patient Education Resource Center: A patient navigator from the American Cancer Society helps with lodging, rides, peer support, looking better and more. Free hats, wigs and head scarves are also available at the center, on the seventh floor of the Center for Health & Healing.
- Rehabilitation services: Physical therapists, speech therapists and other rehabilitation experts can help you reach your full potential after cancer treatment. Services include care for lymphedema and other side effects of breast cancer and treatment.
- Rood Family Pavilion: OHSU’s guest house offers accommodations to out-of-town patients.
- Cancer social work services: Our social workers can help you and your family cope. They can also help with needs such as lodging and transportation.
- Survivorship services: Our Transitions program offers support and other services to breast cancer patients moving from active treatment to follow-up care.
- "Your Guide to the Breast Cancer Pathology Report": Breastcancer.org offers this booklet by mail or download. It includes spaces to track your type of breast cancer, receptor status and test results.
Support services in the community
- The American Cancer Society’s support page includes information about mastectomy and hair-loss products. It also details American Cancer Society support services that are available through OHSU's Patient Education Resource Center.
- Breast Friends is an Oregon-based nonprofit offering support groups and services, including a Portland-area prothesis, bra and wig closet.
- The Pink Lemonade Project has links to Portland-area support groups and events.
- The Susan G. Komen organization has an Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter with information, events and a Breast Care Hotline.
Call 503-494-4673 to:
- Make an appointment
- Seek a second opinion
- Ask questions
Refer a patient
- Refer your patient to OHSU.
- Call 503-494-4567 to seek provider-to-provider advice