About Us

Inova Life with Cancer, a program of Inova Schar Cancer, is Northern Virginia’s leading non-profit organization providing education and psychosocial support to all individuals impacted by cancer through evidence-based holistic care at no cost, no matter where treatment is received.

Founded in 1988 by a man who lost his wife to cancer (see our history), our goal is to help you and your loved ones live well, during and beyond your cancer treatment.

Life with Cancer offers hundreds of in person, virtual and hybrid classes and support groups per month, nurse navigation, nutritional consultations, therapeutic and art counseling, special workshops and expert talks, and mind-body/wellness programs and services for patients, survivors, and their loved ones to improve their quality of life and help them cope with cancer, its treatments, and survivorship in the best possible way. All services are generously funded by our community of individual, foundation, and corporate donors; donate today.

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At a Glance Fact Sheet

Embedded in all Inova Schar Cancer locations

People can utilize Life with Cancer in both in-patient settings at Inova Hospitals and select clinics and out-patient settings through our Dewberry Life with Cancer Family Center, as well as through telehealth/virtual support to learn how to deal with their cancer from day to day—and to regain quality of life for themselves and their loved ones.

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If you are affected by cancer, we invite you to connect with us—whether you're a patient, family member, or friend.