Ongoing Support Groups
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. All support groups are free.
4th Tuesday of every month, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Enhance the healing process, an art therapist facilitates a group using art media to cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Christa Turpin, art therapist, began to offer an art therapy group for cancer patients in April of 2016. In a group setting, art therapy gives an opportunity for group members to express feelings and/or thoughts in a safe, non-threatening, and supportive environment. It also allows each member to make personal connections and develop relationships based on shared experiences.
Breast Cancer Patients with Children
2nd Friday of every month, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join other young mothers to discuss concerns living with cancer and raising a family. Facilitated by a patient navigator.
C.H.A.N.C.E. - Head & Neck Cancer
4th Wednesday of every month, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oncology professionals discuss special challenges and concerns for anyone diagnosed with head and neck cancer.
Grupo de Apoyo Para Latinos con Cáncer
Segundo miercoles del mes, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Este es un grupo de apoyo para Latinos con un diagnostico de cáncer. Conozca otras personas que están luchando con cáncer y compartan su historia. Dirigido por una navegadora de pacientes. Para registrarse, llame al 703.558.5566.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sponsored by Project Knitwell. Drop in knitting group for cancer patients and caregivers. The group is held in the lobby of the main Hospital (1625 Building), Zone A Parking. Bring your own supplies.
"Man to Man" - Prostate Cancer
4th Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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.
3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reiki practitioners are available to provide 30-minute Reiki sessions for cancer patients. Appointment is required. To register, call 703.558.5555.
"Support Sisters" - Early Stage Breast Cancer
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Meet other women diagnosed with breast cancer; share problems and learn new coping techniques. Facilitated by patient navigators.
We Can Cope
1st Wednesday of every month, 10:00 pm - 11:30 am
Meet other people with cancer and their families to receive emotional support. Facilitated by a social worker.
Write Away Group
For meeting dates and times, call 703.558.6913.
Share what you have written about diagnosis, treatments and survivorship. To read a poem from the "Write Away" Cancer Support Group, please click on the link below to expand or collapse.