Cancer Classes and Groups

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Breast cancer support group of women

The Legacy Cancer Institute provides a range of groups and classes to support you and your family through the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of cancer. These support groups and classes provide ongoing education, activities and emotional support for individuals whose lives are touched by cancer. Our holistic approach sets us apart, because we understand that you have a life, not just a diagnosis.

Our current class and group schedule

The Legacy Cancer Healing Center offers mostly online VIRTUAL meetings.  IN-PERSON groups and classes held at our medical centers. Click the individual links below for details.  Sign-up on our e-mail list at the bottom of the page to be notified of changes to our programming. Our classes and groups are offered for FREE to those affected by cancer. 

Special virtual events

Movement and exercise

Before attending a virtual or in-person movement class, you must have your doctor fill out a Physician Release Form. You will review the completed form with the instructor before your first class, during a short orientation. Click the links below for more info and to register.

Gentle Yoga with Addie (Salmon Creek)
  • Tuesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm

                        Yoga with Patti (Mount Hood)
  • Mondays, 11:00 am−12:30 pm and
  • Fridays, 1:00−2:30 pm
Qigong & T’ai Chi with Wendy
  • Tuesdays, 11:30 am−12:30 pm and
  • Thursdays, 10:00 −11:00 am
  Yoga with Patti (Good Samaritan)
  • Mondays, 1:00−2:30 pm and
  • Fridays, 10:45 am−12:15 pm
Pilates with Martha 
  • Wednesdays, 5:00 − 6:00 pm

Art therapy and writing

For more information about Art Therapy at the Legacy Cancer Healing Center, please visit the Art Therapy webpage.

Finding Center: Virtual Art Marking for Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

Open Art Studio: Virtual Art & Creativity for Adults with Cancer

Words for Healing: Virtual Writing Workshops


Expressions of Healing: In-Person Art & Community for Adults with Cancer


Return to Self: Exploring Grief and Resilience Through the Creative Process

Mind-body events

*NEW* Meditation for People Who Can't Sit Still


Gong Meditation

Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku   Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation

Cancer support groups

Support Groups offer peer-to-peer support and education for adults coping with diagnosis, treatment and recovery from various cancers. Virtual groups are held on-going monthly, in a drop-in format. Contact staff below with questions and for virtual meeting link.

 Breast Cancer Support Group                    Prostate Cancer Support Group 
Woman’s Advanced and Metastatic Support Group
  Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
  • First Thursday of every month, 4:00−5:30 pm
  • Julia Robinson, 503-413-2841

    For more information

    • Our classes and groups are offered for FREE to those affected by cancer, thanks to generous donations to the Cancer Funds of the Legacy Health Foundations. Thank you for supporting our work!