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Breast Cancer Support Services

We care about the unique and specific health needs of women experiencing breast cancer. We provide a wide variety of support services to help you deal with issues and concerns with confidence and courage. These services can help improve a patient’s overall quality of life from diagnosis, throughout and after treatment. Many of our resources can benefit family members and caregivers as well.

Oncology Nurse Navigation Team

Our nurse navigators offer individualized assistance to patients, families and caregivers. They can help coordinate appointments, connect you with transportation assistance, talk through every treatment option and answer all your questions. To reach a member of our Oncology Nurse Navigation team Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., please call 540-409-1622.

Talk with your nurse navigator about additional support available through our oncology social worker, registered dietitian, genetic counselor or financial assistance team.

Oncology Social Worker

An oncology social worker is available to help manage the life changes that happen with a cancer diagnosis. We can work with you to improve your quality of life and journey toward your goals. For more information or to connect with a social worker, please call 540-536-6018.

Help with Nutrition Challenges

Our oncology certified registered dietitian helps patients dealing with food challenges while going through their cancer journey. She is available by appointment for nutrition counseling.

Our dietitian offers a free Introduction to Nutrition during Cancer Treatment class to cancer patients and their caregivers. Topics include common symptoms and side effects during cancer treatment and nutrition tips to help manage them.


Our cancer resource center offers many services and resources for patients, including free salon services during treatment, our More Than Beauty program, and breast prosthetic services provided by certified mastectomy fitters.

Support Groups

Our support groups are free of charge to all cancer patients and their caregivers.

Breast Cancer Support Group – For current and former breast cancer patients and survivors. Meets the third Monday of the month, 3-4 p.m., in the Cancer Center Conference Room.

Caregiver Support Group – Meets virtually the third Thursday of the month, 3-4 p.m.

Person to Person Support Group – For all ages and diagnoses, whether you are newly diagnosed or have completed treatment. Meets the fourth Monday of the month, 3-4 p.m., in the Cancer Center Conference Room.

Ripples Support Group for Women – Open to all women who have had cancer. Meets monthly at Wellspring, Valley Health's cancer resource center.

Click on the link below to access our calendar of support groups and educational classes.


Genetic Counseling

The Valley Health Cancer Center offers a genetic counseling service to help individuals determine their cancer risk. Counseling is available for individuals identified by their physician as at risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome and referred by written order. The Valley Health Breast Center includes a multidisciplinary High Risk Breast Clinic to provide women at increased risk of breast cancer with tailored screening recommendations and access to genetic testing as appropriate. Appointments with a licensed genetic counselor are scheduled as virtual visits. The referring physician receives written follow-up.

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