The best way to help yourself fight cancer is with the support of family, friends, loved ones, compassionate professionals and others who face the same diagnosis. At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Virginia, you can find the professional services and caring encouragement you need from caregivers and other cancer patients.
Oncology Nurse Navigators
If you need any further testing, a biopsy or high-risk counseling, our dedicated oncology nurse navigators will guide you along the way. They coordinate the services of our cancer care teams for you and work closely with you and your doctors so you'll know your options and receive the treatment, care, education, and support you need.
Clinical Trials and Research
Clinical trials can offer cancer patients newer, better and more innovative ways for curing cancer or reducing the impact of cancer treatment. Talk with your doctor to determine whether you qualify for clinical trials or research. HCA Virginia can help you access more clinical trials than any other cancer center in Virginia. We work with Sarah Cannon Research Institute, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, the Gynecologic Oncology Group, the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, and numerous surgical companies.
Cancer Support Groups
Our team can connect you with support groups for cancer survivors, caregivers, breast cancer, newly diagnosed breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gynecologic cancer, leukemia and lymphoma, and bereavement. We also can direct you to Latino/a-specific support groups.
Cancer Survivorship Program
With the individualized assistance of our cancer survivorship nurse navigators, you can get back to your life, your work and your family by learning to adapt to changes in your energy level, nutrition and medications and the potential for lymphedema or swelling and fluid retention. Classes, support groups, educational resources, and cancer survivorship events all help to restore your quality of life.
Members of your care team work together to help you succeed in developing a plan for your ongoing health care. Whether your life returns to the way it was before your cancer diagnosis and treatment or you're facing a new normal that encompasses concerns about your physical and emotional health or finances, planning for your future helps you move forward productively.