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Cancer Support Services

Living with cancer can be very difficult for patients and their families. Our goal is to help you meet the challenges of your illness by offering resources designed to make you and your loved ones as comfortable and informed as possible with our cancer support services. 

Where Are You on Your Journey?

Whatever you're going through, we're here.

New Patients

Find out how to:

Going Through Treatment

Patient support services include:

Taking care of your body during cancer is a key part of care. Find cancer-specific help with:

After Cancer

Even when your cancer has gone into remission or gone away for good, your life won't feel the same again. You'll still want to practice self care for mind, body, and spirit.

Learn about our special clinic for cancer survivors.

Genetics Counseling

No matter your diagnosis, finding out your genetic risk for cancer helps guide prevention and treatment. Find out why you could benefit from cancer genetics counseling.

Families & Caregivers

Providing care and support to someone going through cancer takes a toll. It can burden even the most hardy person. 

Find resources to help family and caregivers.

    Patients and caregivers at a table for a support group meeting at UVA Cancer Center

    Support Groups: Find Strength in Numbers

    You don't have to go it alone. Connect with others in a support group. Or talk to someone about the emotional, physical, financial, and medical issues you're facing. 

    Find support

    Visitor Guidelines

    Clinics & COVID-19 Patients: No Visitors 

    For adult clinic appointments or those in the hospital with COVID-19:

    • No one can come with you into clinic buildings
    • No visitors at the bedside of COVID-19 cases
    • The care team can allow standard exceptions 

    In Hospital, ED, & Procedures: 1 Visitor

    For adults in the hospital, emergency department, or having medical procedures:

    • Only 1 visitor allowed at a time
    • Two visitors can be designated
    • The care team can allow standard exceptions

    Virtual Options: Connect From a Distance

    When you can't visit in person, you can still:

    Visitor Guidelines

    Clinics & COVID-19 Patients: No Visitors 

    For adult clinic appointments or those in the hospital with COVID-19:

    • No one can come with you into clinic buildings
    • No visitors at the bedside of COVID-19 cases
    • The care team can allow standard exceptions 

    In Hospital, ED, & Procedures: 1 Visitor

    For adults in the hospital, emergency department, or having medical procedures:

    • Only 1 visitor allowed at a time
    • Two visitors can be designated
    • The care team can allow standard exceptions

    Virtual Options: Connect From a Distance

    When you can't visit in person, you can still: