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Talk to Your Doctor

Ask your doctor to refer you to Virginia Hospital Center for top-quality cancer care.

Your Cancer Care Team

During your cancer care journey at Virginia Hospital Center, you will receive support from a wide variety of professionals, such as:

  • Cancer nurse— Assists your doctor and gives chemotherapy
  • Dietitian — Helps you make a healthy eating plan to ensure proper nutrition during and after treatment
  • Medical imaging experts
    • Interventional radiologist — Performs minimally invasive treatments that use image guidance
    • Radiologic technologist — Performs imaging tests
    • Radiologist — Interprets the results of imaging tests
  • Medical oncologist (doctor) — Oversees cancer treatment using medications
  • Palliative care team— Includes a doctor, nurse, social worker, psychiatrist, clergy member and volunteers who help you manage symptoms and feel more comfortable
  • Patient navigator (counselor or nurse) — Guides your and your family through the medical system by connecting you with resources and support services
  • Pathologist (doctor) — Examines body fluids (like blood) and body tissues or cells to diagnose cancer
  • Pharmacist — Manages your medications and intravenous (IV) nutrition according to your doctor's orders
  • Radiation therapy experts:
    • Dosimetrist — Takes measurements and makes calculations to ensure you get precisely the right radiation dose
    • Radiation oncologist (doctor) — Oversees your radiation therapy
    • Radiation therapist — Operates the radiation machine
    • Radiation physicist — Oversees equipment calibration and quality control and assists in treatment planning
  • Social worker — Helps you and your family access community and financial resources, and provides emotional support
  • Surgeon (doctor) — Uses surgery to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer

Resources & Support

Discover a wealth of support at the Cancer Resource Center. There, you'll also find the Barbra Marcus Kolton Cancer Resource Library with a variety of educational materials. To reach the resource center, call 703.558.5555.

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

Find a VHC Doctor Access the Mayo Clinic Health Library

Related Locations

  • Main Hospital
    Main Hospital

    703-558-5000

    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205