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<lst>United Ostomy Association, Northern Virginia Chapter meets on Sunday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m., at the Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Free. Parking in Blue garage is free with stamped parking ticket. For more information, call 703-802-3457.

Advanced Relaxation and Imagery Techniques. Past participants of the Life With Cancer Relaxation and Imagery series are invited to attend this ongoing workshop that uses various techniques for relaxation, imagery and meditation to promote physical, mental spiritual and emotional well being. Classes are on Fridays, June 4 and June 18, at 10:30 a.m., at the Life With Cancer Family Center in room 1E, 2832 Juniper St. Must pre-register. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Thyroid Cancer Support Group. Open to thyroid cancer survivors and their adult loved ones to share information and support in this monthly meeting co-sponsored with the Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association. The next meeting is on Saturday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, room 1E, 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 1-877-588-7904.

United Ostomy Association Inc., Northern Virginia Chapter, hosts its monthly support group meeting on Sunday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m., at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Conference rooms D-E-F. Program includes discussions of topics of interest and concern to ostomates. Free, refreshments served. INOVA Fairfax Hospital is located at 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Parking in Blue garage is free with stamped parking ticket. For more information, call 703-802-3457.

A day-long Reiki workshop takes place on Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, room 1E. Participants will learn about the evolution and principles of Reiki, be introduced to mediation and Qi Gong, learn and experience the attunement process and a self-treatment protocol. Must register by Monday, June 7. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Good Grief Bereavement Group. Tuesdays, through June 8, 7:15-9 p.m., join others who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last two years for this eight-week seminar. Discussion topics include the process of grief; accepting and expressing emotions; dealing with children, families and friends; role and lifestyle change; coping with special dates; and community resources. At the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield, Suite 203, Room B. Registration necessary; call to receive all forms, 703-698-2841, www.lifewithcancer.org.

On My Own. Meet singles in their 40s and beyond to discuss the challenges and coping strategies of having cancer and living alone, on Monday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, room 2C, 2832 Juniper St. Individual Reiki sessions are available by appointment following this group. For more information call 703-698-2841.

The Life with Cancer Family Center hosts a Couples Workshop on Saturday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m., in room 1B. This monthly support group will include discussion, exercises and support to help couples through difficult times. Must register by Monday, June 7.

Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Tuesday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Physician's Conference Center Auditorium on the grounds of Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road. Fore more information, call 703-698-2841.

General Cancer Support Group meets on Tuesdays, June 8 and June 22, at 7 p.m., at the Medical Plaza Building, Conference Center, 3700 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Caregivers Meetings convene on Wednesdays, June 9, 23 and 30 at 7 p.m., at the Inova Fairfax Woman's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Road. Meetings are open to family members to discuss concerns including coping strategies, support, information to cancer and its treatment. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Heads Up! This educational support group meeting is for current and former head and neck cancer patients and their significant others. Group meets on Wednesday, June 9, at 5:30 p.m., at the Inova Fairfax Woman's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Road. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

GYN Cancer Group meets on Wednesday, June 9, at 5:30 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, room 1E. Women diagnosed with ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers are invited to share experiences and learn from one another. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Spirituality Quest. This support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is on June 8, at 10:30 a.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, room 1D, 2832 Juniper St. For National Cancer Survivors' month, participants will partake in group sharing on the topic "Survivors' Be-Attitudes." For more information call 703-698-2841.

Good Grief for Children, 5-12 years old. Mondays through July 26, at 5 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St. This eight-week group session is open to children who have lost a loved one to cancer. Age appropriate activities and art therapy specially designed to help children share thoughts, feelings and memories that help them with the grief process. For more information call 703-208-5623.

Children's Educational Support Program meets on Wednesdays through July 28, at 5:15 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center. This eight-week group of discussion and activity for children ages 5-12 who have a family member with cancer. Participants learn about cancer and find ways to manage the feelings and changes that come when someone in the family has cancer. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Leukemia Group. Co-sponsored with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Pharmacist Robert Bretzel of Fairfax-Northern Virginia Hematology-Oncology, PC answers questions regarding medications for leukemia treatment on Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, room 1E. Family and friends are welcome. This group meets on the second Thursday of each month.

The Life with Cancer Family Center hosts a Young Adult Group, in which participants can meet others ages 18 to 30-something to discuss issues such as sexuality, dating, body image, work and health insurance problems, treatment side effects, fears of recurrence and sustaining a normal lifestyle. Group meets on Tuesday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, room 1A. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Individual Reiki Appointments available on Monday, June 7, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 16, between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. by appointment at the Life With Cancer Family Center, room 1E. Participants are asked to dress comfortably. Appointment times are limited; schedule appointments by Friday for a Monday session, and by Monday for a Wednesday session. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

A Qi Gong class, an ancient healing art combining gentle movement, deep breathing and meditation, takes place every Monday in June beginning June 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Life With Cancer Family Center, room 1E. Participants are asked to dress comfortably, and register by Friday, June 11. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

A Writing for Wellness class, led by poetry therapist Ingrid Tegnér MSW, takes place on Wednesday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m., at the Life With Cancer Family Center, suite 203, room B. Writing experience is not necessary, and class is open to all those interested. Must register by Monday, June 14. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Multiple Myeloma Group meets monthly to discuss experiences, emotions and challenges of living with multiple myeloma. Next meeting is Tuesday, June 15, at 11:45 a.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, room 1B. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Lung Cancer Group — managing side effects. Nurse educator Suzanne Meves addresses ways of managing side effects of chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer and its treatments on Wednesday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m., in the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Mothers First - Burke is dedicated to supporting women that have chosen to interrupt careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms night out and lectures. The next meetings are on Monday, June 14, and Monday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org for more information.

Breast Cancer Group, Wednesday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m., at the Inova Fairfax Woman's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Road. For more information call 703-698-2841.

Fairfax Little River Glen Group. Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday at Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. The next meeting is on June 17. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients, family members and carepartners. Free. For more information, call 703-891-0821.

Colorectal Cancer Group: Coping with a New Diagnosis, meets on Thursday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, room 1B. A social worker will provide an overview and discussion of some common reactions and helpful coping strategies when dealing with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

The Life With Cancer Family Center sponsors a field trip to the Garden of Cancer-Fighting Plants on Friday, June 18, at 10:15 a.m., at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Visitor Center, Vienna. Keith Tomlinson, garden manager, will provide an overview of the collection and talk about research with medicinal plants. Event takes place rain or shine. For more information or for directions call 703-255-3631, ext. 3. Must register by Monday, June 14.

Mothers First - Fairfax is dedicated to supporting women that have chosen to interrupt careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms night out and lectures. The next meeting is on Wednesday, June 16, at 10:45 a.m., at the John C. Wood Complex Room No. 1, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org for more information.

Carcinoid Cancer Group hosts a group picnic on Saturday, June 19. Meet with other carcinoid cancer patients and their adult loved ones. Group meets on the third Saturday of the month. Call 703-255-0519 for location and time. Visit Web site at http://hometown.aol.com/cacsva.

Good Grief for Children, 5-12 years old. Mondays through July 26, at 5 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St. This eight-week group session is open to children who have lost a loved one to cancer. Age appropriate activities and art therapy specially designed to help children share thoughts, feelings and memories that help them with the grief process. For more information call 703-208-5623.

The Life With Cancer Family Center sponsors "Expressive Arts: Painting with Watercolors," led by artists Maureen Wolford, on Thursday, June 24, at 10 a.m. Register by Monday, June 21. Classes held in the Life With Cancer Family Center, suite 203, room B. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Lymphoma Group: Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This educational support group is for adult patients and families to share and learn ways to meet the challenges of living with Non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's lymphoma. Meets on the third Monday of the month at Sunrise Assisted Living Center at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax. Next meeting takes place on Monday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Lymphedema Group Meeting takes place at the Life with Cancer Family Center, suite 203 in room B, on Wednesday, June 23, at 7 p.m. Meet with others who have hereditary or secondary lymphedema resulting from surgery, radiation or trauma to the lymphatic system. A certified lymphedema therapist and an oncology counselor will facilitate discussion about physical and emotional concerns. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

After the First Year, a monthly support group for people who have lost a loved one to cancer more than a year ago, takes place on Thursday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Life with Cancer Family Center, suite 203 in room B. Pre-registration is encouraged. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

BMT/Stem Cell Support Group meets on Thursday, June 24, at 12:30 p.m., at the Fairfax-Northern VA Hem-Onc, 8503 Arlington Blvd., No. 320, Fairfax. Open to past, current and upcoming Bone Marrow Transplant patients and caregivers. For more information call 703-698-2841.