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Patient Information

Pre-op classes

Are you scheduled for breast surgery? Inova's breast care navigators offer regularly scheduled pre-op classes for women planning surgery. Learn more and register online.

Life with Cancer™

Life with Cancer™ Program is a comprehensive, one-stop community service that offers you and your loved ones education, information and support – all at no charge. We can help you meet the challenges of living with breast cancer no matter where you live or receive treatment.

For more information call 703-698-2526, check out the Life with Cancer™ Web site or click here for this month's calendar that lists free events and classes throughout Northern Virginia.PDF

Support groups

Learn, share and gain support from others who understand the concerns and challenges you face. See all breast cancer support groups.

News and events

Check out news accounts of Inova Breast Care Institute's latest treatments, services and events. See what's happening

My Cancer Journal

This helpful resource for cancer patients is designed especially for you, with sections on treatment, managing side effects, financial information and much more. You can also personalize with your own information and notes. Download it here

Women's and Children's Shop

Find helpful post-surgical garments, head wraps, skincare products plus cancer awareness jewelry, inspirational books and more at this Inova Fairfax Hospital gift shop. Wig referrals available. For more information and hours, call 703-776-2445.

Complementary therapies

In addition to traditional medical care, Inova Cancer Services offers complementary therapies at most facilities through our Life with Cancer™ program. These include massage, tai chi, stress management, pet therapy and biofeedback and image guided therapy. For more information, call 703-698-2526.


Cancer survivors, including breast cancer survivors, may face a variety of physical, psychological, social, spiritual and financial issues as they move through diagnosis, treatment, and for the remaining years of their lives. Learn more about survivorship issues and solutions.

Pastoral care

Multidenominational pastoral care services provide spiritual support and emotional comfort to patients and their families. The pastoral care staff also helps caregivers address the theological, bioethical, philosophical and cultural issues that often arise in the course of cancer treatment. Available at all hospitals – please ask for pastoral care.


We have information to share with you. Check out videos and podcasts produced with our own IBCI staff. Review articles regarding breast cancer and breast health in our extensive online library. In addition, each Inova hospital offers an onsite library or education resource center for cancer patients and their families.


CaringBridge is an easy, free online service to keep family and friends informed of a loved one's condition, to send notes of support, and to share photos and greetings. Start your CaringBridge website today.

Still have questions about available support services?

Your breast care navigator knows about all the cancer support services available to you.