Cancer Support Groups & Staff

We have cancer support groups, programs and resources to help you through your journey.

If you're coping with cancer, we're here to help. Our counseling and support services help you navigate through the journey.

Psychologists & Social Workers

Talk privately with psychologists and licensed clinical social workers about your fears and experience with cancer. Get connected with community resources to help you deal with your situation. Your doctor or nurse can give you a referral. Learn more about counseling services at UVA Cancer Center.

Patient Navigators

A patient navigator meets with you when you're first told you have cancer. They then help you find the financial information, support groups, educational programs, nutrition, counseling and other resources you need.

Chaplains

Chaplains provide interfaith support and services, and, regardless of religious or spiritual preference, are a source of great care and understanding to patients and families during difficult times. Learn more about chaplaincy services.

We also have information on talking to kids about cancer.

Nutrition Guidance

Learn about nutrition and cancer, ways to eat right that will help reduce side effects and find out other important details about how treatments can impact your digestive system.

Pain Management

You don't have to suffer without relief. Managing pain is a complicated but important aspect of cancer care. UVA Cancer Center ensures the comfort of every patient and has a team of palliative care doctors who provide pain management services and other measures of support.

Managing the side effects of treatment is difficult. We offer support for both patients and families who are in the process of learning how to manage cancer treatment side effects.

Financial Services

Our dedicated financial coordinators can help cancer patients figure out paying for treatments during this tough time. Get help with applying for financial aid or have your questions answered with our free financial services.

A UVA cancer patient gets a custom workout routine.

Get a Custom Workout

Get a free, customized exercise program. Have a private, hour-long session with an exercise physiology student who will track your progress and help you meet your health and fitness goals. Call Sara Yoder.

Call 434.924.9333

UVA Cancer Center Support Groups & Services

Feb 21 Caregiver Cafe

[Cancer Center, Third Floor] Receive free support from the Chaplain and other caregivers. Supportive care resources will also be available.

Feb 23 Free Gentle Yoga

[University Baptist Church | Room G17 ] For cancer patients, survivors, and their friends and family. There are many benefits to yoga including:…

Feb 24 Nia - Moving to Heal

[University Baptist Church | Community Fellowship Hall 1223 W. Main Street, Charlottesville ] Nia is a joyful, mindful,…

Feb 25 Caregiver Cafe

[Cancer Center, Third Floor] Receive free support from the Chaplain and other caregivers. Supportive care resources will also be available.

Feb 26 Nia - Moving to Heal

[University Baptist Church | Community Fellowship Hall 1223 W. Main Street, Charlottesville ] Nia is a joyful, mindful,…

Feb 27 Second Wind: Oral, Head & Neck Support Group

[University Baptist Church | Room 120 ] Get peer support, learn about a wealth of resources and receive tips to better manage your disease, symptoms…

Feb 28 Facing Forward Breast Cancer Support Group

[University Baptist Church | Room 115] For women who have been treated for breast cancer. Contact Adonice D'Atre at 434.243.5858 for more…

Mar 04 Caregiver Cafe

[Cancer Center, Third Floor] Receive free support from the Chaplain and other caregivers. Supportive care resources will also be available.

Mar 09 Peanut Butter as a Protein Source

[Cancer Center, Third Floor] Join our Registered Dietitians for an interactive discussion about nut butters and learn more about this alternative…

Mar 12 Caregiver Cafe

[Cancer Center, Third Floor] Receive free support from the Chaplain and other caregivers. Supportive care resources will also be available.

Mar 17 Expressions Art Workshop: Decorative Votive Candle Holders

[Cancer Center, Main Lobby] Join us on St. Patrick's Day and make a votive candle holder using the color green or a color of your choice. A nice…

Mar 18 Ask the Expert - How to Increase Energy Before, During and After Cancer Treatment

[ECCCC Learning Resource Center] Learn more about ways to improve your energy whether you are just starting or have recently completed treatment.…

Mar 19 Spirituality Group -- Sacred Journeys

[University Baptist Church | Fellowship Hall] Free monthly interfaith lunch and discussion series for women cancer patients. Each session will…

Mar 20 Caregiver Cafe

[Cancer Center, Third Floor] Receive free support from the Chaplain and other caregivers. Supportive care resources will also be available.

Mar 24 Caregiver Cafe

[Cancer Center, Third Floor] Receive free support from the Chaplain and other caregivers. Supportive care resources will also be available.

Mar 25 Facing Forward Breast Cancer Support Group

[University Baptist Church | Room 115] For women who have been treated for breast cancer. Contact Adonice D'Atre at 434.243.5858 for more…

Mar 26 Oral, Head & Neck Support Group -- Second Wind

[University Baptist Church | Room 120 ] Get peer support, learn about a wealth of resources and receive tips to better manage your disease, symptoms…

Mar 30 Caregiver Cafe

[Cancer Center, Third Floor] Receive free support from the Chaplain and other caregivers. Supportive care resources will also be available.