Hope (Community) Cancer Care Charlottesville
Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cancellations require 24-hour notice.
Parking: Free for patients and visitors.
UVA Hope Cancer Care Charlottesville specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term care of adult patients with cancer and blood disorders (medical oncology and hematology).
Convenient Care and Treatment Options
We give patients quality treatment options and easy access to the technology, clinical trials and advanced capabilities of UVA when needed.
Our highly skilled doctors explore all treatment options in a fully integrated, patient-focused approach. Hope combines the latest medical, surgical and radiological therapies with supportive therapies, massage, nutrition, mind-body medicine, naturopathy and spiritual wellness.
In addition to our doctors, our care team includes oncology-certified nurses, support nurses and phlebotomists.
We’ll call you about lab and X-ray results or tell you during your appointment. Most other tests results, like PET scans, bone scans or MRIs, usually take two to three days. Call our office if you don’t get a result within four days.
Chemotherapy and other systemic agents, such as endocrine or targeted medications, may be used to treat cancer. Other specialized drugs or therapies may be administered to treat (or prevent) other conditions, such as osteoporosis, anemia, blood disorders and high-risk pregnancies.
These therapies may be administered intravenously (directly into the bloodstream with an IV), orally or by injection. Schedules and durations of treatment vary by the condition, and from patient to patient. Your doctor and treatment team will give you information on your specific regimen, its side effects and expectations for success.
We encourage you to call our answering service with medical concerns after hours and on weekends. One of our staff doctors is available 24/7.
Useful information to have available when you call includes:
- Your doctor’s name
- Condition for which you are being treated
- Medications you are taking, including chemotherapy
- Explanation of symptoms and concerns
Try to keep all of your prescription renewals up to date because it’s often difficult (or impossible, with controlled drugs) for the on-call doctor to call in a medication. These prescriptions need to be handwritten and picked up and taken to a pharmacy.