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Total Classes found: 79
    April 2020      

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1:00pm

Launch into Fitnes

Launch into Fitness

An energizing workout combining cardio, strength, and flexibility all modified to accommodate anyone with balance issues, recent surgeries or are just getting back into exercise. Participants move at their own pace. If you don't have weights at home, you may substitute with water bottles, canned goods, bags of dried beans or rice. This class can be done while seated or standing. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver are required for each previously unattended class. Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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1:00pm

Pancreatic Ca Grou

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group, 2020

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month as we explore ways to learn to live with pancreatic cancer and the many questions and challenges that come along with the diagnosis and treatment. This group is for patients only. Facilitators: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, and Shairna Bluesteen, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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4:00pm

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery Pre-op Education

If you are scheduled for colorectal surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital, this class will help you prepare. An oncology nurse navigator, an ostomy nurse, and a registered dietitian will present an overview of what to expect. Family members may attend without registration. Facilitator: Mary Kay Mecca RN, BSN, OCN. Questions? Contact MaryKay.Mecca@Inova.org or call 703.858-6615.

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5:00pm

Weight Mgmt after

Weight Management after Breast Cancer Support Group

Achieving a healthy weight after your diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer can be challenging. Meet with others who share a similar challenge, learn strategies and gain support to help you achieve your goals. Registration is required through lauren.fay@inova.org.

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6:00pm

Young Women w BrCa

Young Women with Breast Cancer, 2020, FO

Women with stage 0-3 breast cancer who are no more than 2 years post-treatment are invited to meet with others in their 20s, 30s and 40s to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitators: Maureen Broderick, LCSW and Shairna Bluesteen, RN, BSN, OCN. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick, LCSW, 703-391-4180. Registration required.

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6:30pm

Breast Cancer Grou

Breast Cancer Support Group, Fairfax Area, 2020

This group is for women diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, no more than 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitators: Lauren Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN and Tyler Pudleiner, MSW. Registration required.

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6:30pm

Lung Cancer Group

Lung Cancer Support Group, 2020

Join other patients, survivors, family members and friends to discuss the challenges of living with lung cancer and it's treatments. Registration is required. Facilitators: Carrie Friedman, RN, BS, OCN, and David McGinness, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required.

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7:00pm

Cutaneous Lymphoma (FC)

Cutaneous Lymphoma Group, 2020 (FC)

Individuals with all forms and stages of cutaneous lymphoma, and their support partners, are welcome to attend our monthly meetings to connect with and learn from others who share this disease. To register go to http://www.clfoundation.org/CLF-DC.

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1:00pm

Buff Bones

Buff Bones

Fun and functional, these workouts help build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls, and body weight. If these props are not available you may substitute with water bottles, canned goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver are required for each previously unattended class. Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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0:00pm

Coalesce

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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1:00pm

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold

Easy to follow choreography that promotes balance, range of motion and coordination. Come prepared to sweat! Registration and a signed current-year Physical Activity Waiver are required for each previously unattended class. Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:00pm

Mindfulness-Based

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, Mar-April, FO 2020

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information please call: 703-698-2526.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

 
11:00am

Drop-In MBCR

Drop-In Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Meditation, FC 2020, AM

This monthly meditation group is designed for those that completed the 6-session MBCR Program to support continued learning from MBCR Series. Registration is required. Facilitator: Michelle Ferretti, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C.

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12:00pm

Caregiver Tea and

Caregiver Tea and Talk

Do you support or care for someone with cancer? Join us and connect with other caregivers as we share experiences, discuss challenges, and enhance coping strategies. Facilitated by an Oncology Clinical Therapist.

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1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt (FO-LWC)

Yoga Sculpt (FO-LWC)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness. Bring a small towel and water. Registration is required. A signed current-year Physical Activity Waiver form is required for each new class you attend. Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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2:30pm

Mindfulness-Based

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, IAH, Mar 2020

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information please call: 703-698-2526.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

5:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FC

An oncology nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required.

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12:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO

An oncology nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

FO Breast Ca Group

Breast Cancer Support Group, Fair Oaks Area, 2020

This group is for women diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, up to 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitators: Maureen Broderick, MSW, LCSW, and Katie Hegarty, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration Required.

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5:30pm

Caregiver Connecti

Caregiver Connection, FO

Meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. This group is for caregivers only. Facilitators: Karen Archer, LCSW and Shairna Bluesteen, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

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5:30pm

Head and Neck Canc

Head and Neck Cancers Group, FC

This support group is open to patients, survivors and loved ones impacted by a diagnosis of head and neck cancer. Join us to connect with and learn from one another while discussing the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Facilitators: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, and Zenaida Ferguson, RN, BSN. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Living with Advanc

Living Well with Advanced Cancer, 2020, FO-LWC

This group is for people who are exploring ways to learn to live with advanced/metastatic/stage IV cancer and the many questions and life decisions that come along with the diagnosis. Join with others who can support you throughout your journey. Facilitators: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW and Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Questions? Call 703.391.3691 or e-mail Karen.Archer@inova.org. Registration is required.

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1:30pm

Building Resilienc

Strategies for Building Resilience - Zoom

Explore strategies to build resilience during the cancer journey and survivorship. Facilitator: Teassa Eddy, MSW, LCSW, 703.776.8798 or teassa.eddy@inova.org.

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6:00pm

Women's Survivorsh

Women's Survivorship Group, Less than 3 yrs., Loudoun

For women who are in maintenance therapy or have completed treatment for any type of cancer. Many women who have completed treatment find it difficult to resume life as they knew it prior to cancer. This group can help you gain insight and balance in your life through discussion, problem-solving and other modalities. Facilitators: Julie Ackerman, MSW, LCSW, and Christine Stone, RN, MSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Prostate Group Alx

Us Too, Prostate Cancer Group, Alexandria Area

This monthly group provides an opportunity to share and learn from other survivors both in and out of treatment. Spouses/Partners/Loved ones welcome! Registration is required

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0:00pm

Coalesce

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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10:00am

Triple Negative Br

Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

Those with Triple Negative Breast Cancer are invited to join us on Zoom to hear Medical oncologist Kathleen Harnden, share the latest research findings. Please register by April 8. You will be sent an email with the Zoom information after April 8.

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10:00am

Cutaneous Lymphoma

Cutaneous Lymphoma Group, 2020

Individuals with all forms and stages of cutaneous lymphoma, and their support partners, are welcome to attend our monthly meetings to connect with and learn from others who share this disease. To register go to http://www.clfoundation.org/CLF-DC.

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10:00am

Carcinoid Cancer

Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Cancer Group 2020

Meet with other patients and their adult loved ones to share experiences and learn from one another in this patient-led monthly meeting for those with carcinoid tumors, a type of neuroendocrine tumors. For more information email cacsnets@gmail.com.

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10:30pm

Myelodysplastic

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Support Group

This patient-led support group provides patients, caregivers, and families a safe place to explore the emotional aspects of MDS, share with others, and to hear from local MDS-related healthcare professionals. Light refreshments. To register email Brian.S.Anderson65@gmail.com or call 703.984.9379.

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10:00am

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI

An oncology nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required.

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12:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO

An oncology nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Mindfulness-Based

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, Mar-April, FO 2020

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information please call: 703-698-2526.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

7:00pm

FC Caregiver

Caregiver Connection, FC

Meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Facilitators: Rebecca Babb, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC LSW, and Tyler Pudleiner, MSW. Registration required by previous Friday.

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0:00pm

Coalesce II

Coalesce II: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C: micheline.toussaint@inova.org, 703.698.2521 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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10:30am

Spirituality Quest

Spirituality Quest: Embracing life with Ease & Gratitude.

How can we take time to ease our daily lives through simplicity as a daily discipline? “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”. -Confucius . Facilitator: Chaplain, Enyonam Tetteh. Facilitator: Chaplain, Enyonam Tetteh and Marsha Komandt, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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2:30pm

Mindfulness-Based

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, IAH, Mar 2020

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information please call: 703-698-2526.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

4:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ILH

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy or lumpectomy with reconstruction at Inova Loudoun Hospital, this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator, physical and occupational therapists and oncology social worker. Family member may attend without registration. Instructor: Christine Stone RN, MSN, OCN. Registration is required; no exceptions.

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6:00pm

Prostate Group Lou

Us Too Prostate Cancer Group, Loudoun Area

Join others for an opportunity to network and learn about valuable prostate cancer information and resources. Questions? Contact Courtney.Weaver@inova.org or call 703.858.8942. Loved ones are welcomed. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

Young Women/BrCa

Young Women with Breast Cancer Group, 2020, IAH

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required. Facilitator: Carrie Friedman, RN, BSN, OCN and Darah Curran, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C.

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7:00pm

Drop-In MBCR

Drop-In Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Meditation, FC 2020, PM

This monthly meditation group is designed for those that completed the 6-session MBCR Program to support continued learning from MBCR Series. Facilitator: Micheline Toussaint, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required

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7:15pm

Good Grief

Good Grief, Apr 14-Jun 2

This eight-week series provides an opportunity to join with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one with cancer within the past two years. We will discuss and explore the grieving process, accepting and expressing emotions, dealing with children, family and friends, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Darah Curran, LCSW, 703.206.5435, darah.curran@inova.org.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

7:30pm

Us TOO, Prostate C

Us TOO, Prostate Cancer Group, Fairfax/Falls Church Area

Caitlin Murphy, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Director of Project Zero, based in Alexandria, VA will present an . update on the February 2020 ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit that was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, that focused on development of new diagnostics and treatments, new support programs and resources for patients and families, and how to make a difference in your community. Registration is required.

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2:00pm

Meaning-Centered P

Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group, Apr 15-Jun 3

This 8-week series developed by William Breitbart and colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is designed to help patients sustain or enhance a sense of meaning, peace, and purpose in their lives. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery. Each week explores a different source of meaning; therefore weekly attendance and participation in home-based assignments are expected. Please contact Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, 703-698-2524 for additional information. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

5:00pm

Ask a Dietitian

Ask a Dietitian - Zoom

Nutrition can be a complicated science, and confusion surrounding what you choose to eat can become stressful! Spend an evening with Registered Dietitian, Lauren Fay, to ask nutrition-related questions and receive evidence-based answers to clarify any confusion you may have. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Brain Tumor Suppor

Brain Tumor Support Group

Adult patients and family members are invited to share and learn ways to meet the challenges of living with primary malignant brain tumors at this monthly meeting. Facilitators: Sarah Schmidt, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, and Ashley Thompson, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Just for the Guys,

Just for the Guys, IAH 2020

Cancer impacts relationships, work, self-image, and so much more – and some things are better kept between us guys. Join us in a place where you will be among brothers who truly understand. Note this group is for men with cancer not caregivers. Facilitator: David McGinness, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required.

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0:00pm

Coalesce

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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10:00am

Leukemia and Lymph

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group

This support group is for individuals with leukemia or lymphoma and their support people. Please join us for open discussion and support. Facilitators: Sarah Brooks, LCSW, and Jillian Powers, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required by previous Friday.

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5:30pm

Breast Cancer, IAH

Breast Cancer Support Group, Alexandria Area, 2020

Current and former breast cancer patients and survivors are invited to learn, share and discuss ways of meeting the challenges of breast cancer. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Mindfulness-Based

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, Mar-April, FO 2020

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information please call: 703-698-2526.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

6:00pm

Health Care Decisi

Making Healthcare Decisions: Advanced Care and Estate Planning

Attorney Craig Anderson, Esq., will discuss the need for estate planning, advance directives, wills or trusts and how you can prepare these documents before they are needed. Registration is required.

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12:00pm

Multiple Myeloma

2020 Multiple Myeloma: Open Discussion

This monthly meeting is designed for patients and families to get together to discuss, learn, and share the challenges of living with multiple myeloma. This month will be an open discussion meeting. Facilitators: Drucilla Brethwaite, LCSW, OSW-C, Rebecca DiPatri, RN, BSN, OCN. Co-sponsored with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Registration is required.

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2:30pm

Mindfulness-Based

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, IAH, Mar 2020

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information please call: 703-698-2526.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

3:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FC

An oncology nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

Colorectal Ca/Adv

Colorectal Cancer Support Group, Advanced Stage 2020

This support group is for any patient living with metastatic colorectal cancer and/or their family caregivers. Join us as we explore how to live well with an advanced cancer diagnosis and cope with associated challenges. Facilitators: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C, and Anissa Nahabedian, RN. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

Young Women w/BrCa

Young Women with Breast Cancer, 2020, FC

Women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer from diagnosis to one-year post-treatment are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitators: Shara Sosa, MSW, LCSW, OSC-C and Miranda Gingrich, BSN, RN, OCN.

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7:15pm

Good Grief

Good Grief, Apr 14-Jun 2

This eight-week series provides an opportunity to join with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one with cancer within the past two years. We will discuss and explore the grieving process, accepting and expressing emotions, dealing with children, family and friends, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Darah Curran, LCSW, 703.206.5435, darah.curran@inova.org.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

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2:30pm

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation

Experience deeper levels of relaxation with this meditative practice that can be done lying down or seated. This meditation is for all levels and no experience is required. Blankets, pillows and towels may be used as supportive props. Registration is required.

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2:00pm

Meaning-Centered P

Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group, Apr 15-Jun 3

This 8-week series developed by William Breitbart and colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is designed to help patients sustain or enhance a sense of meaning, peace, and purpose in their lives. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery. Each week explores a different source of meaning; therefore weekly attendance and participation in home-based assignments are expected. Please contact Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, 703-698-2524 for additional information. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

5:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO

An oncology nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


5:30pm

GYN Group

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

Women diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers are invited to this monthly group to share experiences and learn from one another. Facilitators: Teassa Eddy, LCSW and Emily Hirsch, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Head and Neck Grou (FO-RO)

Head and Neck Group-FO (FO-RO)

This support group is open to patients, survivors and loved ones impacted by a diagnosis of head and neck cancer. Join us to connect with and learn from one another while discussing the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Facilitators: Maureen Broderick, LCSW, and Amy Bohnslav, BSN,RN,OCN. Registration is required.

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10:00am

Stress-Busting

Stress-Busting: Writing through Troubled Times.

Let's take a pause, a breath, and bust some stress through writing. You will be guided through the experience of creating a new relationship with one of your life stresses through short, structured, sequenced journal writes.  No previous writing experience is necessary.  You will leave the workshop with a simple, yet powerful, widely applicable tool that can help you, "name it to tame it." For information contact  Darah Curran, LCSW, 703.206.5435, darah.curran@inova.org.

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1:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ILH

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy or lumpectomy with reconstruction at Inova Loudoun Hospital, this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator, physical and occupational therapists and oncology social worker. Family member may attend without registration. Instructor: Christine Stone RN, MSN, OCN. Registration is required; no exceptions.

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3:00pm

Advanced Cancer Dx

How to Have More Good Days with an Advanced Cancer Diagnosis

Living with an advanced cancer diagnosis does not mean that the good days are behind you. Join other patients and caregivers to learn different strategies and information each month on how to make more good days and live well despite an advanced cancer diagnosis. Facilitators: Courtney Weaver, MSW, LCSW and Mary Kay Mecca, RN, BSN, OCN. If you have any questions, please call Courtney at 703-858-8942 or e-mail courtney.weaver@inova.org. Registration required.

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5:00pm

Peds Parent/Guardi

Peds/Onc Parent/Guardian Support Group

Please join us for our first online support group for parents or guardians of a child with a cancer diagnosis. The goal is to offer support, resources, and connection with other families. Please register at cathy.bottrell@inova.org .

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0:00pm

Coalesce

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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5:30pm

ILH Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Support Group, ILH

This group is for women diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, no more than 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required. Facilitators: Christine Stone, RN, MSN, OCN, 703-858-8867 and Elise Schneider, LCSW, 703-858-8619.

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6:00pm

Mindfulness-Based

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, Mar-April, FO 2020

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information please call: 703-698-2526.

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00:00pm

Coalesce II, 4th T

Coalesce II, 4th Tue 2020

Meet with women of all ages who are living with Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer to share life's joys and challenges. Registration is required. Facilitator: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C, 703-698-2521.

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11:00am

Meditation and Gui

Meditation and Guided Imagery 2020

Join us for a relaxing exploration of the power and benefits of meditation, a practice that can reduce stress. Each session begins with breath work and a relaxation technique that leads to a guided meditation. Registration is required.

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7:00pm

Young Adult Group

Young Adult Group

This is not your grandmother's support group. We talk about the things that no one else wants to talk about: dating, employment, fertility, and anything else that affects people in the 18-39 age range. Facilitators: Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C, and Eric Cohen, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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7:15pm

Good Grief

Good Grief, Apr 14-Jun 2

This eight-week series provides an opportunity to join with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one with cancer within the past two years. We will discuss and explore the grieving process, accepting and expressing emotions, dealing with children, family and friends, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Darah Curran, LCSW, 703.206.5435, darah.curran@inova.org.

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2:00pm

Meaning-Centered P

Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group, Apr 15-Jun 3

This 8-week series developed by William Breitbart and colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is designed to help patients sustain or enhance a sense of meaning, peace, and purpose in their lives. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery. Each week explores a different source of meaning; therefore weekly attendance and participation in home-based assignments are expected. Please contact Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, 703-698-2524 for additional information. Registration is required.

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5:00pm

Nutrition: Survivo

Survivorship Nutrition

Are you familiar with the latest evidence based recommendations for survivorship nutrition? Registered Dietitian, Lauren Fay, will review the latest evidence, and provide ideas and resources on how to adjust your own diet to help decrease the risk of cancer recurrence. Registration is required.

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5:00pm

Managing Side Effe

Managing Side Effects of Endocrine Therapy, Fair Oaks

Join us to learn about potential side effects of hormonal therapy and the role of medical management and complementary therapies. Topics discussed include joint pain, insomnia, hot flashes, and sexual side effects. Facilitators: Oncology Nurse Navigator, Shairna Bluesteen, RN, BSN, OCN and Oncology therapist, Maureen Broderick, MSW, LCSW.

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10:00am

Music Therapy

Music Therapy and Cancer Care: The Healing Power of Music 2020

Music Therapy is the evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. Learn how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into one's cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary. Registration is required, and attendance at each session is recommended as each week will build on the week prior. Facilitator: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

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6:30pm

Feeling Irritable?

Feeling Irritable?

Join us for an evening to understand and explore strategies to manage anger and strong emotion. Facilitator: Drucilla Brethwaite, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required.

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Location Key:


 FC:
  Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell St, Fairfax, VA, 22031-4505    Map It

 FO-LWC:
  Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Life with Cancer Suite, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive,  Lower Level, Suite 005, Fairfax, VA, 22033    Map It

 FO-RO:
  Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive,  Lower Level, Suite, 001, Fairfax, VA, 22033    Map It


CLASS/GROUP REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Our calendar goes to the printer two months before it's published. If program updates or cancellations occur after it goes to the printer, the updates or cancellations will not be printed. You will find the most accurate program listing in the online calendar which is updated as soon as changes occur.

LWC programs are designed for patients and their loved ones. Interested professionals should contact Drucilla.Brethwaite@invoa.org.

-Classes, groups & counseling are FREE

-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL GROUPS & CLASSES. Registration enables us to appropriately plan for materials and to contact you in case the class is cancelled or postponed.

-If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by completing the online cancellation form or calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.