Our Life with Cancer® staff offers an eight-week program for children ages 5–11 and a six-week program for teens ages 12–17 who have a family member living with cancer. We also offer a time-limited weekly group for children 5–11 years old who have lost a family member to cancer. Call 703-698-2526.
Inova Loudoun Hospital offers free support groups to address the unique concerns children may have when someone they love has cancer and to help them cope with a loss in their family due to cancer. These groups are suited for children ages 5–12. For more information about monthly calendar events at Mary Elizabeth Miller Radiation Oncology Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital, call 703-858-8857 or check upcoming classes and events on this Web site.
DC Candlelighters™ Childhood Cancer Foundation offers a support group for families with children diagnosed with cancer in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. This group holds a monthly meeting the first Thursday of each month at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. Call 703-590-4134 or visit the DC Candlelighters™ Website for more information.