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Cancer Support Groups at Virginia Oncology Associates

Caring Resources Near You

Dealing with cancer is hard for both patients and family members. And in many ways, our practice functions as a very caring support group. But there are other groups outside our office that can provide patients and families with added information, guidance and an unparalleled understanding of living through cancer.

Bon Secours Health System

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group: 4th Monday of each month, 6:30 PM (Harbour View Medical Arts Building)
  • General Cancer Support Group: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM (Martha Davis Cancer Center)

Here for the Girls (Beyond Boobs!) Support Group

  • Not your typical support group and/or more information about Here for the Girls, click here.

Sentara Support Groups

  • For information about Sentara support groups in all cities, visit Sentara Cancer Network.

  • Sentara Caregiver Support Group - Caring for a loved one with cancer can be overwhelming and isolating. Caregivers balance multiple roles while navigating a complex medical system and are challenged with maintaining a sense of normalcy while living in a situation that feels far from normal.

    The Sentara Cancer Caregiver Telephone Support Group launched February 1, 2018. Meetings occur on the 1st Thursday of every month. It is a support group for caregivers to come together, in a safe environment, and share their experiences with others going through a similar journey. It gives caregivers the opportunity to get and give support while navigating the unique challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer.

    For more information about the Sentara Cancer Caregiver Telephone Support Group, please contact Elana Campbell, LCSW, at (757) 388-4390.

Chemo Angels

If you or a loved one are just beginning IV chemotherapy treatment and would appreciate positive support in the form of weekly cards or letters from caring, encouraging people, consider applying for a Chemo Angel. This free program is available to IV chemo patients living in the United States or Canada. For more information or to sign up, please click here.

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

This group provides support and information to men and women who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Spouses, families and caregivers are welcome. Meetings are informal and include attendee updates and general discussions pertinent to pancreatic cancer. Check our Event Calendar for the next upcoming group meeting.

For more information, please contact Jim Sullivan at (757) 499-8083 or Christa Brakob at (757) 470-8424.