Patient and Family Resources

The Lombardi Clinic

Elderly couple with Nurse

Ethics Consultation

Ethicists familiar with health care issues are available to discuss any moral conflicts or ethical concerns with patients and families who are dealing with challenging health care decisions.

Ph: (202) 405-3959

Fitness Consultation

Breast cancer patients seeking medical advice on maintaining and/or improving physical fitness can request a consultation with a physician who performs a physical examination, fitness evaluation and specific recommendations for cardiovascular, strength and core training and nutrition before, during and after cancer treatment.

Ph: (202) 687-8986

Genetic Counseling

Counselors offer patients and families assistance and care in determining familial cancer risk, options for genetic testing, and information about screening and risk reduction.

Learn more about MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's genetic counseling services

Ph: (202) 687-1750

Lombardi CancerLine

Call Lombardi CancerLine and reach a registered nurse, certified in oncology, who can give you information you need — for yourself, a family member, or a friend.

Learn how to access the latest cancer treatment options and information, or how to find a doctor. Ask questions about risk, second opinions, symptoms, cancer screenings or treatment options. You'll find all of the answers at Lombardi CancerLine.

Call us today - it may be the most important research you'll ever do. And remember: your call is always free and confidential.

Ph: (202) 444-4000

Nutrition Counseling

Nina Hyde Resource Room

The Nina Hyde Resource Room houses pamphlets, books, audiotapes and DVDs that address a wide range of cancer related topics. Computers provide internet access for expanded cancer research. Located in the Adult Hematology/Oncology Clinic on the first floor of the Lombardi Building.

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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Support Programs

Psychosocial Oncology

A psychologist works in conjunction with the oncology team to address the emotional well-being of patients and their families. Therapy may address issues such as distress, adjustment, anxiety, depression, family issues, and coping techniques.

Ph: (202) 687-6925

Social Work

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