Cancer care center in Reston, Virginia

From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, the board-certified oncologists and specialists at our hospital deliver comprehensive, compassionate cancer care that leads to the best possible outcomes.


Our hospital's oncology program has received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) for providing high-quality cancer care to all patients.

Cancer screenings

Our team understands that preventive medicine is the best medicine when it comes to cancer care. Because of this, we offer a wide range of cancer screenings, including:

  • Breast cancer screenings
    • Mammography
    • Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic cancer screenings
    • Pelvic exam
    • Pap smear
    • Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing
  • Colorectal cancer screening
    • Colonoscopy
  • Lung cancer screening
    • Low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Prostate cancer screenings
    • Digital rectal exam
    • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing
  • Skin cancer screening
    • Biopsies
    • Visual screening

Types of cancer we treat

We provide comprehensive cancer care for adults with the following cancers:

  • Blood cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Genitourinary cancer (including bladder, kidney, testicular, urethral and prostate cancer)
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Head, neck and brain cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Breast cancer

Our breast center is recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) as a Breast Center of Excellence for providing high-quality care to patients with breast cancer.

Additionally, our Women's Imaging Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

Gynecologic cancer

Our gynecologic oncologists are committed to using advanced, effective surgical techniques. Often, gynecologic cancer can be treated with minimally invasive robotic surgery. This type of surgery requires smaller incisions than traditional surgical procedures, resulting in less scarring and a quicker recovery.

Because of this, we have been designated a Minimally Invasive Gynecology Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation.

Cancer treatments and services

Our comprehensive cancer services and treatments include:

Surgical oncology

Surgery remains a key component of cancer care and a common treatment for many patients. In addition to tumor removal, surgery may be recommended to keep a cancer from occurring.

Other surgeries may be used for diagnosing cancer, easing pain, relieving side effects or supporting related procedures, such as inserting a chemotherapy port or reconstructing damaged tissue.

We offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cancer treatment and diagnosis, including:

  • Blue light cystoscopy for bladder cancer
  • Endobronchial and endoscopic ultrasounds for tissue biopsies
  • High-heat radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), sometimes described as "knifeless surgery"
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic/laparoscopic surgical staging and resection
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery for less scarring, less blood loss and a quicker recovery
  • Sentinel node biopsy to determine the extent of cancer in adjacent lymph nodes

Support services we offer

We encourage patients to participate in cancer education and prevention. To do this, we engage with local neighborhoods offering services and participate in various community events, such as health fairs.

Our medical professionals also bring their expertise to your community group, support group, company, business or professional organization as speakers and presenters who provide cancer education for prevention.

To request a speaker, call Reston Hospital's Center's physician relations team at (703) 689-9566.

Cancer support

We understand that cancer care needs to go beyond treatment. That's why we offer cancer support services, including support groups, cancer counseling, educational programs, spiritual guidance and community outreach.

One of our cancer support groups include Step Sisters support services, a program that identifies patients who face challenges with transportation, childcare or other factors that may hinder treatment.

Hospice and palliative care

Palliative care aims to relieve the discomfort, symptoms and stress of serious illness and to improve quality of life for the patient and their caregivers. Hospice care is a type of specialized care that focuses on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families.

Reston Hospital Center does not directly provide hospice or palliative care, but our team can connect you to local resources and help you navigate these services.

Lymphedema support

When lymph nodes are removed or damaged during cancer treatment, you may be at risk for lymphedema, which causes fluid retention or swelling in your arms, legs and other parts of the body. We provide a comprehensive lymphedema treatment program through the rehabilitation services of our Reston Therapy & Fitness Center.

To schedule an appointment for lymphedema therapy, please call (703) 689-9250.

Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. You will need to provide your insurance information and a dated prescription from your doctor confirming your diagnosis.

Oncology nurse navigation

Our skilled cancer team includes oncology nurse navigators who help coordinate your cancer care. Our nurse navigators act as your liaison with our oncology specialists, provide education and support and guide you through your cancer journey—from diagnosis to survivorship.

Oncology at HCA Virginia

Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncology treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, medication or surgery. Oncologists can specialize in one of three fields of oncology: medical, radiation or surgery.

Learn about Oncology