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Cancer Support Groups

No one understands what you're feeling and thinking as well as another cancer patient. That's why the Cancer Resource Center at Virginia Hospital Center offers a wide array of support groups and programs that give you and your family the opportunity to gather and share. All support groups are free.

Ongoing Support Groups

All on-site classes are cancelled until further notice. Visit Classes & Events for online programming. The CRC staff continue to be available by phone and email for all support needs. Contact Shari Sitron at 703.558.5555 or

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.

"Project KnitWell"

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.

"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.

Breast Cancer Support Group

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.

Write Away Group

For meeting dates and times, call 703.558.6913.
Share what you have written about diagnosis, treatments and survivorship.

Find any signup information in the event listing.

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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. 

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    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205