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We can help you meet the challenges of living with cancer by providing you and your loved ones with education, information and support, free of charge, no matter where you live or receive treatment.

Explore the many ways that Life with Cancer can make your day-to-day life easier and help you connect with a community of people who face many of the same challenges you do.

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703-206-5433 (LIFE)

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February Highlights

San Antonio Breast Cancer Update, Thurs, Feb 22, 3-5pm, Life with Cancer Family Center
A special presentation by Dr. Mary Wilkinson. Registration is required by Tuesday, February 20.

The Role of Functional Medicine in Cancer Survivorship, Thurs, Feb 22, 6:30-8pm, Life with Cancer Family Center
Functional medicine is an integrative approach which combines conventional and complementary therapies, emphasizing nutrition, exercise and lifestyle adjustments for optimum health, to facilitate healing for acute and chronic conditions. A physician will discuss “The Role of Functional Medicine in Cancer Survivorship.” Registration is required.

Palliative Care and Hospice Care: Understanding the Difference, Mon, Feb 26, 6:30-8pm, Life with Cancer Family Center Jean-Paul Pinzon, DO
Jean-Paul Pinzon, MD will examine this topic and discuss how insurance impacts coverage of these services. Learn about the role of improving symptom management & quality of life for those undergoing treatment at all stages of illness.  Registration is required.

Starving Breast Cancer through Intermittent Fasting: What’s the Evidence? Tues, Feb 27, 4-5pm, Life with Cancer Fair Oaks Kathleen K. Harnden, MD
Short periods of fasting may improve tolerance of chemotherapy, could improve chemotherapy effectiveness and may reduce risk of recurrence after treatment is complete. Dr. Kathleen Harnden will review the research and answer your questions. Registration is required. 

Life with Cancer Race Car

Make a $10 donation to Life with Cancer and receive an authentic replica of the Life with Cancer race car from the Nascar Sprint Cup series!

Cars are available at the Life with Cancer Family Center, at Inova hospital gift shops, or by directly contacting Jim Chesley at All payments are tax deductible and 100% of the proceeds benefit Life with Cancer.

Are you wondering how to...

Choose treatments and manage side effects?

Communicate better with family members?

Handle emotions?

We can help answer these and many other questions, free of charge, no matter where you live or receive treatment. Whether you are newly diagnosed or a survivor, a child or an adult, a friend or family member, we can help.

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Patient Testimonials

Shannon's Story

Shannon helps her two sons, find hope and family strength during her husband's fight with cancer.

Jessica's Story

Jessica's perspective shifts as she adjusts to her cancer diagnosis.

Joe's Story

Joe finds support and education; both in surviving his Prostate cancer as well as coping with the loss of his wife.

Joan Hisaoka "Make a Difference” Gala

HisaokaBobA big THANK YOU to Robert Hisaoka! Life With Cancer is grateful to be the major beneficiary of this annual event.

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What We Offer

Counseling from skilled oncology nurse navigators and oncology therapists.

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Programs, classes, and groups.

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