Center for Cancer &
Blood Disorders

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Support Groups

For more information contact Leigh Anderson (540) 245-7105

Continuing Survivorship Group

For cancer patients who have completed treatment but still feel the need for continued support.

Friends Listening to Friends

For newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions, or concerns. This group also addresses life after cancer treatments. View upcoming dates

Strength After Breast Cancer

A physical therapy program designed to help breast cancer survivors thrive after treatment, the Strength After Breast Cancer program has several components based on ta “start lo, progress low” system that gradually increases exercise and strength. Women must be already in recovery from breast cancer, so that surgery or chemo doesn’t wipe out any gains , and it doesn’t matter how long they’ve been in remission. The program comines education, physical activity, strength training, and endurance exercise. These are all geared toward progressively increasing strength and lowering the risk of lymphedema, or swelling in the arms and legs often associated with breast cancer due to removal of lymph nodes as part of the treatment. Depending on how patients schedule the sessions, they can complete the program in about a month, or stretch appointments out to six weeks. While in the program, they have free access to the hospital’s fitness facilities.

Stronger Together: Breast Cancer Support Group

For patients diagnosed with breast cancer. This group provides an opportunity to share personal stories, celebrate victories, express emotions, and be uplifted. View upcoming dates