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If you'd like to schedule an appointment for a second opinion, call 434.924.9333.


Need a Second Opinion?

If you'd like to schedule an appointment for a second opinion, call 434.924.9333.


If you need to speak with someone about your appointment, call 434.924.9333.


Make an Appointment

If you'd like to make an appointment or get a second opinion, call 434.924.9333.

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Counseling Services and Support Groups

For those coping with cancer, we provide you with support through our counseling program and offer services that help you navigate the health care system.

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Psychologists & Social Workers

Psychologists and licensed clinical social workers allow you to talk confidentially about your fears and experience with cancer, and can connect you with community resources to help you deal with your situation. Ask a doctor or nurse for a referral to one of UVA Cancer Center's psychologists or social workers.

Patient Navigators

A patient navigator meets with newly diagnosed patients to discuss your needs and provide you with access to financial information, support groups, educational programs, nutrition, counseling and other resources.

Support Groups

You can participate in one of our support groups, which are free for patients and families.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Second Wind Support Group includes present and former head and neck cancer patients and families, plus professionals from the clinic. Join us to share ideas, support, questions and experiences. For 20 years, group members have benefited from shared knowledge, compassion and humor. Schedule upcoming appointments on group meeting days for added convenience. Lean more (PDF).

  • When: Last Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (third Thursday in Nov. and Dec.)
  • Where: Fontaine Research ParkVirginia Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources Drive, Conference Room #1175
  • Cost: Free; parking validation provided
  • Contact: Social Worker, Paula Capobianco, at 434.924.9333