Cancer Support Services at Virginia Hospital Center
A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. But today, you have greater hope for recovery than ever before. Advances in diagnostics, treatments and procedures are helping people with cancer live longer, healthier and happier lives. Virginia Hospital Center's advanced medical care and personal attention empower you to face the physical and emotional challenges of cancer, so that you can continue to lead a full and rewarding life.
Certified as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons, Virginia Hospital Center offers the important advantages of a research and teaching facility. Our physicians have significant experience with many types of cancer, and their expertise is enhanced by the Hospital's commitment to providing the latest in cancer-fighting medical technology.
The goals of Virginia Hospital Center's Cancer Program are to help you heal and return to full health by giving you hope and treating you as a whole person: body, mind and soul. Three important components of the Hospital's Cancer Program are the Cancer Resource Center, Patient Navigator and Breast Health Coordinator. For more information, please click on the links below to expand:
Barbra Marcus Kolton Cancer Resource Library
The Cancer Resource Library, dedicated in 2007 in memory of Barbra Marcus Kolton, is a welcoming place for patients and family members to get information and support. The library, located in the Cancer Resource Center, includes free pamphlets and brochures, periodicals, and books that can be checked out for 30-day periods, as well as internet access to medical data bases for information about cancers and their treatment. Periodicals or excerpts from reference books can be copied for users by staff or Cancer Resource Center volunteers.
Breast Health Coordinator
A cancer diagnosis can be a frightening and stressful time for both the patient and the family. The more you know about the diagnosis, treatment, side effects and coping strategies, the better you can deal with the disease. For more information, please click here.
The Department of Pastoral Care at Virginia Hospital Center is available to provide support for patients and families. The staff is skilled in helping people to tap into their own spiritual resources, and can also help secure the services of religious leaders from a vast array of faith communities.
Contact Rev. Dr. Graham Bardsley, Director of Pastoral Care at 703.558.6128, Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Survivorship Training and Rehab (STAR®) Program
The Cancer Resource Center
The Cancer Resource Center at Virginia Hospital Center provides patients, families and the community with resources and services that address cancer
prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and support. It is located on the ground floor of the Rose Benté Lee Ostapenko Outpatient Oncology Center. When visiting the Center, park in Green Parking.