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Cancer support

A cancer diagnosis not only affects your body, but also your emotional well-being. Emotional support for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers is available through support groups. Support groups are offered to allow cancer patients to gather, share their struggles and provide guidance and support to one another.

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Local cancer support in Northern Virginia

We want to support you throughout your cancer journey.

At Reston Hospital Center in Northern Virginia, we understand that you need more than treatment options; you want the best possible care. That's why our team personalizes oncology services and offers a wide range of cancer support resources to help you heal.

Have cancer questions?

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

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Compassionate cancer support

We provide ongoing support throughout your cancer journey — from diagnosis through survivorship.

Cancer support groups

Each month, you can participate in support groups geared to your individual needs. One of our most popular support groups is With Friends. This monthly support group, developed for women with breast health conditions, is available to women in all stages of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

The group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Reston Hospital's Center Women's Imaging Center (1860 Town Center Parkway, Suite 400). For more information, or to sign up, please contact our breast care nurse navigator at (703) 639-9494.

Additionally, our oncology social worker can assist you in finding other support groups in the area for a variety of cancer types. For more information, contact our oncology social worker at (703) 639-9579.

Cancer survivorship support

Our cancer survivorship support team will help you plan for the next phase of life, whether your life returns to the way it was prior to your diagnosis or you face a new normal.

We can help you address concerns about your physical health, emotional well-being or finances to help you move forward productively. We also offer rehabilitation services to help restore your quality of life.

Community connections

We believe in the benefits of cancer education and awareness for our community. Because of this, you are likely to find us in your neighborhood participating in local cancer support events, such as:

  • American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
  • Events held by local cancer support organizations, such as the StepSisters and the IIIB’s Foundation
  • Health fairs, seminars and low-cost screenings
  • Partnership with the Tigerlily Foundation supporting young women with cancer
  • Pink Bake Sale Fundraiser at Reston Hospital Center to support breast cancer awareness
  • Runway to the Cure, supporting breast cancer patients and research
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night walk
  • The Lung Cancer Alliance’s Shine a Light on Lung Cancer vigil

The Healthy Living Blog

Read our blogs to learn more about cancer support and ways you can move forward after cancer.

Colorectal cancer is rising among young adults 

March 06, 2023
Early-onset colorectal cancer in those under the age of 50 is rising rapidly according to the National Cancer Institute

Colorectal cancer is rising among young adults 

March 06, 2023
Early-onset colorectal cancer in those under the age of 50 is rising rapidly according to the National Cancer Institute

Black women and triple negative breast cancer 

March 03, 2023
TNBC disproportionately affects black women under the age of 40.

Diabetes and breast cancer: Q&A with a breast surgeon 

January 26, 2023
Jael Cooper
Around a third of breast cancer patients are also diabetic or pre-diabetic; and, they have unique needs during the breast cancer journey.