Life With Cancer Resource Center

Here you can find additional helpful resources to learn more about a cancer diagnosis, helpful tips, and support to cope with its impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones:

 


For All

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For Patients and Survivors

Helpful Tips and Worksheets

Helpful Web Sites

  • National Ovarian Cancer Coalition: Awareness and education about ovarian cancer; committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

Inova Cancer Services – Specialty Programs
Inova Cancer Services is nationally recognized for its specialized oncology programs. These state-of-the-art services are found only at Inova Health System and other select, top-rated cancer centers in the United States.

  • Inova Breast Care Institute
    At Inova Breast Care Institute, our commitment is to provide expert care for you, every step of the way, through treatment and recovery. Our multidisciplinary team of more than 80 experts provides a full range of comprehensive services and programs, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. With access points throughout Northern Virginia, Inova provides breast cancer care for more than 1,000 women each year – more than any other healthcare provider in the area.
  • Cancer Genetic Counseling Program
    You may wish to consider cancer genetic counseling to determine the risk of hereditary cancer in your family. Most adults with cancer are not genetically predisposed to developing malignancy, but a small number of families do carry a hereditary predisposition. The Genetic Counseling Program is available to all Inova Cancer Services patients and their families. Call 703-208-6026 to schedule an appointment. 
  • Center for Advanced Endoscopy
    The Center for Advanced Endoscopy at Inova Fairfax Hospital is the first of its kind in Northern Virginia. Our physicians utilize some of the most innovative endoscopic technologies available to successfully treat both cancerous and non-cancerous diseases of the digestive tract. conditions and diseases that once required traditional surgery.
  • Hepatobiliary Tumor Clinic
    This comprehensive and coordinated clinic draws together a multidisciplinary team of specialists to deliver the best possible outcomes to adults and children with tumors of the liver, bile duct and pancreas. The Hepatobiliary Tumor Clinic is the only one of its kind in Northern Virginia and is located at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Tumor Program
    The unique and specialized Musculoskeletal (MSK) Tumor Program brings together a top-notch team of physicians and other clinicians who are highly qualified to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate adults and children dealing with rare bone and soft tissue tumors. The MSK Tumor Program draws patients from a wide area and is located at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
  • Stem cell and bone marrow transplantation
    Patients with certain diseases such as lymphoma, leukemia or multiple myeloma may be referred to the experts at our Transplant Center for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Inova Health System pioneered the first autologous bone marrow transplant in the area in 1989 and continues as a leader in transplant procedures. Our transplant services are located on the campus of Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Thoracic Oncology Program
    This fully-integrated, multidisciplinary program focuses on the unique complexities and needs of patients dealing with lung cancer and esophageal cancer. State-of-the-art diagnostic services and the latest treatment modalities, including minimally invasive options, are offered by a team of expert specialists unparalleled in the Washington, D.C., region. For more information, call 703-776-3777.
  • The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance (MCA)
    MCA is an online resource dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families. The MCA provides comprehensive information regarding asbestos exposure, disease development, treatment and an expert blog. We are solely an online resource at this time but we do have information specific to the DC area:

Additional Resources

Health Sciences Library at Inova Fairfax Hospital
The Health Sciences Library at Inova Fairfax Hospital provides access to clinical and managerial literature, computerized databases, patient education, and other resources needed to support patient care, quality improvement, continuing education and research.

The library also supplies books and videotapes, including the Life with Cancer Family Resource collection that is available for in-library or home use. A computer workstation provides access to a selection of health-related databases, CD-ROMs, and other computer education programs.

The library is located in Inova Fairfax Hospital on the first floor of the connector corridor between the hospital tower lobby and the Inova Women's Center. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have any questions, you can phone the library at:

Main desk: 703-776-3234
Reference: 703-776-3357
Fax: 703-776-3353

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For Kids & Teens

Helpful Web Sites:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Oncopedia: The free-access, interactive, online encyclopedia for pediatric hematology/oncology cases.
  • Group Loop: Teens talk cancer online.
  • Beyond the Cure: Information for survivors of childhood cancer.
  • Candlelighters: Childhood cancer foundation.
  • CureSearch: National Childhood Cancer Foundation Children’s Oncology Group.
  • Pediatric Oncology Resource Center: Online resources for pediatric cancers information.
  • 2bMe: A site for teens with cancer to get the scoop on non-medical information from skin and hair to fitness and friends.
  • Teens Living with Cancer: A site for teens by teens.
  • College Scholarships: Information about college scholarship application.
  • Cancer for College: A scholarship foundation.
  • Special Love: Camps, fun events and a community of support for children with cancer and their families.
  • The SAMFund: Surviving And Moving Forward: for young adult survivors of cancer.
  • Kemo Shark Kidscope: Helping kids and families understand cancer.
  • Kids Konnected: Helping kids who have a parent with cancer or lost a parent to cancer.
  • Chemo4Kids : A resource for families with a child or parent with cancer.
  • Bear Essentials: Helping children cope with parental cancer.
  • Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program: The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities, youth-at-risk, and veterans through the challenging, physically-active sport of horseback riding. Horseback riding has been shown to be one of the most beneficial forms of recreation for people with all types of disabilities.
     

Additional Resources:


Health Sciences Library at Inova Fairfax Hospital
The Health Sciences Library at Inova Fairfax Hospital provides access to clinical and managerial literature, computerized databases, patient education, and other resources needed to support patient care, quality improvement, continuing education and research.

The library also supplies books and videotapes, including the Life with Cancer Family Resource collection that is available for in-library or home use. A computer workstation provides access to a selection of health-related databases, CD-ROMs, and other computer education programs.

The library is located in Inova Fairfax Hospital on the first floor of the connector corridor between the hospital tower lobby and the Inova Women's Center. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have any questions, you can phone the library at:

Main desk: 703-776-3234
Reference: 703-776-3357
Fax: 703-776-3353

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For Young Adults with Cancer:

  • Inspire - Life with Cancer Support Community.
  • Planet Cancer: A community of young adults with cancer.
  • I’m Too Young for This: Empowering young adults with cancer.
  • Fertile Hope: A national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
  • CampMakADream: Providing  a medically supervised, cost-free Montana experience, in an intimate community setting, for children, young adults and families affected by cancer.
  • Young Adult Cancer Canada: Providing inspiration, information and support for young adults with cancer.
  • Young Survival Coalition: Young women united against breast cancer.
  • Everything Changes: A comprehensive book about cancer in your 20's and 30's.
  • Imerman Angels: One-on-One Cancer Support: Connecting cancer fighters, survivors & caregivers.
  • Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program: The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities, youth-at-risk, and veterans through the challenging, physically-active sport of horseback riding. Horseback riding has been shown to be one of the most beneficial forms of recreation for people with all types of disabilities.


Additional Resources

Health Sciences Library at Inova Fairfax Hospital
The Health Sciences Library at Inova Fairfax Hospital provides access to clinical and managerial literature, computerized databases, patient education, and other resources needed to support patient care, quality improvement, continuing education and research.
The library also supplies books and videotapes, including the Life with Cancer Family Resource collection that is available for in-library or home use. A computer workstation provides access to a selection of health-related databases, CD-ROMs, and other computer education programs.

The library is located in Inova Fairfax Hospital on the first floor of the connector corridor between the hospital tower lobby and the Inova Women's Center. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have any questions, you can phone the library at:

Main desk: 703-776-3234
Reference: 703-776-3357
Fax: 703-776-3353

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For Family & Friends

Helpful Tips and Worksheets


Helpful Web Sites

  • National Ovarian Cancer Coalition: Awareness and education about ovarian cancer; committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

Additional Resources

Health Sciences Library at Inova Fairfax Hospital
The Health Sciences Library at Inova Fairfax Hospital provides access to clinical and managerial literature, computerized databases, patient education, and other resources needed to support patient care, quality improvement, continuing education and research.

The library also supplies books and videotapes, including the Life with Cancer Family Resource collection that is available for in-library or home use. A computer workstation provides access to a selection of health-related databases, CD-ROMs, and other computer education programs.

The library is located in Inova Fairfax Hospital on the first floor of the connector corridor between the hospital tower lobby and the Inova Women's Center. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have any questions, you can phone the library at:

Main desk: 703-776-3234
Reference: 703-776-3357
Fax: 703-776-3353

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