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No one understands what a cancer patient is feeling and thinking as well as another cancer patient. Realizing this, the Cancer Resource Center offers a wide array of support groups and programs that give the patients and their families the opportunity to gather and share.

Breast Cancer Patients with Children

Join other mothers to discuss living with a breast cancer diagnosis & raising a family.

4th Friday of every month 1:00 - 2:30 pm

C.H.A.N.C.E. - Head & Neck Cancer

Oncology professionals discuss special challenges & concerns for anyone diagnosed with head & neck cancer. To register, call 703.558.6913.

4th Wednesday of every month 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Healing Through Art

An art therapist faciliates a group to show participants how to use art media to cope with a cancer diagnosis. To register, call 703.558.5555.

3rd Wednesday of every month 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Knitting Group

Drop in knitting group for cancer patients and caregivers. Bring your own yarn and project. All levels from beginner to experienced are welcome. Sponsored by Project Knitwell.

3rd Tuesday at 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

"Man to Man" - Prostate Cancer

Discussion group for men and their spouses or significant others. Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Facilitators: prostate cancer survivor and oncology social worker. No registration required.

4th Tuesday of every month 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Mindfulness & Stress

A support group for people interested in using mindfulness to reduce stress. In the Cancer Resource Library.

4th Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 pm

“Opening Windows” - Recurrent/Metastatic Cancer

Share experiences, thoughts, concerns with other people with metastatic/recurrent cancer. Facilitated by an oncology counselors. To register, call 703.558.6913.

1st & 3rd Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30 am


Enjoy a free half-hour of Reiki, a gentle, non-invasive, ancient form of healing. Appointment is required. To register, call 703.558.6284.

2nd Friday of each month 7:00 - 9:00 pm

STAR Program®

Helping Cancer Survivors Overcome the Effects of Treatment. For more information, call 703.558.5550.

Register online

"Support Sisters" - Early Stage Breast Cancer

Women with breast cancer discuss sexuality, self-esteem, emotional changes, as well as effective coping techniques. Facilitator: oncology social worker. No registration required. Newsletter article

1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Write Away Group

Writers or aspiring writers with cancer meet and share what they have written about diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

For meeting dates & times, call 703.558.6913
Contact Info
  • For information on these support groups and other programs, please contact the Cancer Center at 703.558.5555.
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