We offer a variety of support group options.
Rehabilitation services provides individualized programs of physical and occupational therapy and speech pathology to maximize a person's functional abilities. Two specialized programs include:
- A 15-minute light touch massage program for oncology inpatients and chemotherapy patients offered three-times weekly.
- An outpatient lymphedema program offered to patients to control swelling—an occasional complication when lymph vessels are damaged.
Cancer Support Services
Psychosocial Support Services
The psychosocial support arm of the cancer program team works to integrate a specialized plan into the overall treatment that addresses the unique psychosocial concerns of the cancer patient and family. The individualized plan may include counseling, psychotherapy, health education, community resource referral and discharge planning/case management.
Food and Nutrition Services
Registered dietitians provide customized nutrition assessments as well as counseling and education for the patient and family. Medical nutrition therapy is individualized to provide optimal nutrition support for each person. Outpatients are seen by appointment in the Wellness Center located on the hospital campus. For more information, call 703-369-8405.
Cancer Support / Education Groups
Cancer patients and family members are welcome to attend support groups for information, comfort and friendship. We offer a variety of groups at our locations. Learn more about our cancer support groups.
Supportive pastoral services are available as requested either on-site or as referrals to community resources.
The Medical Library has a wide selection of cancer literature available to physicians, patients and their families.
Wound / Ostomy Services
A specially-trained RN is available for patients requiring ostomy teaching and wound management. Certified in wound and ostomy care, she will work with the patient's physician to develop the best plan of care as well as work closely with a case manager for continued support when the patient is preparing to leave the hospital.