Patient & Family Resources

Social Work Services

Oncology social workers provide ongoing support including adjustment to illness counseling, crisis intervention, education, community referrals, and support group facilitation. Pediatric social work also helps with school issues including arranging for home and hospital teaching, and community referrals.
Adults: (202) 444-3755
Pediatrics: (202) 444-7599

Support Groups

Amputee Support Group
For amputees with/without cancer, their families and friends, and healthcare professionals. Led by Dr. John Steinberg, DPM. Second Tuesday of every month • 5:30-7:30 pm
(202) 444-3059

GI Cancer Resource and Support Group
For patients, family, and caregivers of patients with GI cancers.
Fourth Wednesday of every month • 5:30-7 pm
(202) 444-6288

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
Third Monday of each month • 1:45-3:00 pm in Martin Marietta
(202) 444-3755

Hemophilia and Other Complications
(HIV +, Hepatitis C, etc.) Support Group
First Monday of each month, 6:30-8 pm
(202) 687-5560

Look Good...Feel Better
An education program to address appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Fourth Monday of each month • 9:30-11:30 am in Martin Marietta
• Registration required
(202) 444-3755

Lung Cancer Support Group
Meets the First Wednesday of the Month
3-4:30 p.m. in the Podium A Conference Room
Please contact Cheryl Ann Hughes, LGSW to register: 202-444-3020

Women with Cancer Support Group
For women with GYN cancer or breast cancer. Each session features creative activities.
Fourth Monday of every month • 12:30 -1:30 p.m • Registration required
(202) 444-2118

Young Women's Breast Cancer Support Group
For women with breast cancer, age 40 and under.
First Wednesday of every month • 5:30-7 pm • Registration required
(202) 444-3755

Women's Advanced Cancer
3rd Thursday of the month • 10:30-11:30 am