New Program: Free Oncology Massage in 2020 at Life with Cancer in partnership with Healwell

To schedule an appointment, call 703-698-2526 and complete the online intake form.


Three free sessions are available for patients who are in active treatment, or experiencing significant treatment side effects. After your free sessions, you may continue massage therapy at a reduced rate of $60 per session. This rate is also available for caregivers. 


Life with Cancer Family Center
8411 Pennell St
Fairfax, VA 22031

Inova Schar Cancer Institute
8081 Innovation Park Dr, 2nd Flr
Fairfax, VA 22031

Fair Oaks Cancer Center
3580 Joseph Siewick Dr, LL, Ste 005
Fairfax, VA 22033

Inova Loudoun Hospital
44055 Riverside Pkwy, Ste 242
Leesburg, VA 20176

New Program: Free Community Acupuncture in 2020 at Life with Cancer in partnership with Inova Well

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)* endorse acupuncture as a complementary therapy in the treatment of pain and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. The value of acupuncture has not yet been established for dry mouth, fatigue, neuropathy and hot flashes, but limited studies have shown some possible patient benefit. *NCCN and SIO conduct and evaluate innovative research to ensure evidence-based practice focused on improving the quality of life for cancer patients.

Six sessions are free of charge for patients in treatment or experiencing significant treatment side effects. For all others, there is a $75 fee for the first session and $50 fee for each additional session.

To schedule an appointment, call 571-472-1680


Life with Cancer Family Center
8411 Pennell St
Fairfax, VA 22031
Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm

Inova Loudoun Hospital
44055 Riverside Pkwy, Ste 242
Leesburg, VA 20176
Wednesdays, 1-4 pm

Fair Oaks Cancer Center
3580 Joseph Siewick Dr, LL, Ste 005
Fairfax, VA 22033
Thursdays, 9-11 am

Inova Schar Cancer Institute
8081 Innovation Park Dr, 2nd Flr
Fairfax, VA 22031
Tuesdays, 10 am - 2 pm


New Program: Curious about Cancer?

FC, Wed, Jan 15-Feb 26, 6-7pm

This 6-week group is for children aged 6-12 (1st-6th grade) who have a parent or sibling diagnosed with cancer. Through age-appropriate discussion, art therapy and meaningful activities, children will learn ways to manage the emotions, challenges and many changes that often occur when someone in the family has cancer.

Be sure to check out our online Class Registration for available programs and sessions.

New Program: Art Therapy Series: Honoring Your Journey

FC, Mon, Jan 27-Mar 9*, 1-3:30pm

*Note: No group on 2/10. Discover the power of your creativity, intuition, and resilience through this 6-week art therapy group for those who are currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years. This group provides opportunities for connection, integration of the mind and body, and reflection through art therapy and mindfulness approaches. Artistic ability is not necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Attendance at each session is recommended as each week will build on the week prior. Facilitator: Sarah Schmidt, MA, LPC, ATR-BC. Registration is required. Registration is required.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program: Survivorship & Surveillance

FC, Tue, Jan 14, 6-7:30pm

Learn what to expect as you transition from breast cancer treatment to survivorship. An oncology nurse navigator will review active surveillance, scan criteria, and follow up guidelines. We’ll discuss endocrine therapy & tips for managing associated side effects. Facilitated by Laura Kaminski, BSN, RN, OCN. **Participants must be out of active treatment. For questions, please call 571.472.0744. Registration is required.

Your Brain on Ink

FC, Tue, Jan 14-Feb 18, 10am-12pm

The ancient art of creating a keeping a journal meets the newer findings in neuroscience. Our brains can and do change and we can use that knowledge to create and reinforce the pathways that lead to greater resilience and improved well-being. Learn how to use your pen and journal in service of your intention, attention, and action. Chemo and/or radiation brain strategies are discussed. You are not asked to share your writing. We teach a sharing process that preserves privacy. There is a $15 materials fee for the cost of the workbook. Registration is required.

Mindfulness for Healthy Living, 8-week course

IAH-LWC, Wed, Jan 15-Mar 4, 6:30-8pm

Meditation helps us to increase our energy and build confidence while we ease into disengagement from unhelpful thoughts and patterns. In this experiential and interactive course, we will practice seated meditation and simple energy clearing visualizations and movements that will help us to experience and integrate key mind-body connections. Please obtain the book: "25 Lessons in Mindfulness" by Rezvan Ameli, Ph.D. Everyone is welcome no matter your spiritual practice or physical ability. Instructor: Nancy Miller, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. Registration is required.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program: Coping with the Emotional Impact of Survivorship

FC, Tue, Jan 21, 6-7:30pm

Survivorship can bring on unanticipated emotional reactions including anxiety. Through this interactive experience, you will gain further insight and understanding into emotions many experience when transitioning into survivorship, contributing factors, and techniques to help manage and cope. Facilitator: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW. Register Now.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program: The Role of PT/OT/SLP in Your Recovery and Survivorship

FC, Tue, Jan 28, 6-7:30pm

Do feel you are “living with the side effects” of your cancer and the effects of all the treatments you have had? Do you have pain, peripheral neuropathy, lymphedema, loss of range of motion and/or strength, impaired coordination, balance, or cognition? This presentation will help you gain a better understanding of therapy options available to you to help you return to your best self. Facilitated by Theresa Bell, MSPT, CLT-LANA. Registration is required.

Not seeing a class for you? Check out our class calendar!

Location Key

44055 RP

44055 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, 44055 Riverside Parkway, Suite 242, Leesburg, VA, 20176    Map It

44084 RP

44084 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, 44084 Riverside Parkway, Ste 400, Lower Level , Leesburg, VA, 20176    Map It


Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell St, Fairfax, VA, 22031-4505    Map It


Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Conference Room D, Lower Level, Conf Rm D, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA, VA, 22033    Map It


Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Life with Cancer Suite, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive,  Lower Level, Suite 005, Fairfax, VA, 22033    Map It


Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive,  Lower Level, Suite, 001, Fairfax, VA, 22033    Map It


Inova Alexandria Hospital Health Education Center, 4320 Seminary Rd,, Alexandria, VA, 22304    Map It


Inova Alexandria Hospital- Life with Cancer Office, 4320 Seminary Road, Ste 1.NE.5.4, Alexandria, VA, 22304    Map It


Inova Loudoun Hospital Patient Education Room, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA    Map It


Inova Loudoun Hospital-Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Parkway, Ste. 100, Leesburg, VA, 20176    Map It


Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Life with Cancer- 8081 Innovation, Park Dr, second floor, Fairfax, VA, 22031    Map It


Inova Schar Cancer Center, 8081 Innovation Park Drive, 2nd Floor, LWC, Resource Room, Fairfax, VA, 22031    Map It


Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA, 20165    Map It