Helping you and your loved ones live well with cancer, through free programs and counseling.

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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.

Life with Cancer Connect
A direct link to your support team
703-206-5433 (LIFE)

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Participants Needed for Focus Group! A.S.A.P.!

Do you want to participate in a focus group on how your medical record is shared? The University of Michigan and the Inova Schar Cancer Institute are partnering on a federally-funded research project. We are asking cancer patients and survivors to share your thoughts, feelings, and opinions on how your medical record is shared and used outside of your primary medical setting. Patients at all stages are eligible to participate.

-Get up to $125 for attending the focus group & completing 1 survey from home.
-Be treated to breakfast and lunch at the focus group. Hear clinical, legal and ethics experts speak on this important topic.

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:30am-3pm
Where: Inova Center for Personalized Health, 3225 Gallows Road, Fairfax, VA 22031
For more information: email
To apply: email or call 248-416-3867.

Thank you for considering our invitation. We hope to hear from you very soon!

March Highlights

Book Group: “A Cancer in the Family”, Wed, March 21, 6-7:30pm, Life with Cancer Fair Oaks 
Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross delivers the first authoritative, go-to for people facing a genetic predisposition for cancer. Facilitator: Maureen Broderick. Registration is required 

Pediatric Oncology Parent Night: Help for Parents, Tues, March 27, 6:30-8pm, Life with Cancer Family Center
Help for parents of children diagnosed with Cancer; learn tips and tools for coping with distressing aspects of cancer. Please Register with Cathy Bottrell, LCSW at or 703-531-1515.

Like Nascar? Collect Matchbox Cars? Want to Support Life with Cancer?

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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