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Survivorship Support

At Providence, we believe survivorship starts the day you are diagnosed. We want to help you adjust to various changes in your life during and following cancer treatment. We have created a variety of events and programs to help you access information and resources, and connect with others going through similar circumstances.


Cobie Whitten, PhD, Psycho-Oncology Consultant

Dr. Whitten is dedicated to developing survivorship services for cancer patients and their families at all points along the cancer continuum. She is a faculty member at Harmony Hill Retreat Center and co-chairs the Survivorship, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues Taskforce of Washington CARES About Cancer.

Her services include:

  • Leading free information sessions to help patients and families cope with the many aspects of cancer
  • Coordinating and facilitating the Cancer Transitions program
  • Providing information, support and resources for patients and family members

Living With and Beyond Cancer

Free information session to help you cope with the many aspects of cancer: emotions, relationships, spiritual beliefs, finances and more. Cobie Whitten, PhD, has extensive experience working with cancer patients. As the session leader, she’ll provide information, resources and support for people at all points along the cancer journey. Patients, family members, friends and non-Providence patients are all welcome. Call 360.412.8949 or visit www.provregister.org to sign up for the next event near you.

Enhancing Life Through the Cancer Journey

A diagnosis of cancer is life-transforming. It can make you feel frightened and isolated. This support group is a safe place to talk about feelings that may be difficult to discuss with family and friends. Sharing your journey with other cancer patients at a meaningful level has been proven to decrease anxiety and depression while maximizing quality of life.

Thursdays, twice per month, 6:30-8 p.m
Lobby of Providence Regional Cancer System - Lacey
4525 Third Ave. SE, Suite 200

Space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Cobie Whitten, PhD, at (360) 789.7576 or cobwhitten@yahoo.com.

Cancer Transitions

Free, six-week series for people in the transitional period after completing cancer treatment. Receive practical tools and resources to create a personal action plan for survivorship.

Program features:

  • Support
  • Education
  • Individualized exercise program
  • Nutrition information
  • Medical management
  • Address quality-of-life issues

Thanks to a partnership with South Sound YMCA, facilitators trained to work with cancer patients will direct the exercise segment.

 Contact: Cobie S. Whitten, PhD
Psycho-Oncology Consultant


(360) 789-7576

Cancer Survivor Celebration

To honor cancer survivors and show that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, fulfilling and even inspiring, Providence Regional Cancer System hosts an annual Cancer Survivor Celebration each June. A few hundred people from the surrounding community attend this event - united in spirit with the 14 million cancer survivors across the country - to connect, celebrate milestones and recognize the health care providers, family and friends who have supported them along the way. Attendees will hear from informative speakers, ask questions, meet others who’ve had similar experiences, and learn about resources available to help at all points in the cancer journey.