Our chemotherapy classes are designed for patients beginning chemotherapy and their caregivers. Our goal is to provide the information necessary to understand how chemotherapy affects the body and to assist in understanding how to manage the side effects that can accompany chemotherapy treatment.
Natalie D'Itri, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, Patient Educator
Chemotherapy classes are taught by our Patient Educator, Natalie D’Itri, who is an Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist. Natalie is a registered nurse who has earned a Master of Science in Nursing from George Mason University. Natalie has extensive experience in oncology and clinical trials nursing.
Chemotherapy classes are general teaching sessions that are designed to help patients and support persons learn about chemotherapy treatment and how to manage potential side effects that can be associated with chemotherapy treatment. Topics that will be covered in class include:
• Preparing for your treatment day
• Blood counts
• Nutrition during treatment
• Appetite changes
• Nausea and vomiting
• Mouth and throat changes
• Hair loss
• Skin and nail changes
• Reproductive and sexual changes
• Nervous system changes
If you are interested in joining us for a class, please contact your Oncology Nurse Navigator to be scheduled.
Classes are held at:
4660 Kenmore Ave., Suite 1018
Alexandria, VA 22304
Every other Friday 9:00am - 11:00am
1701 N. George Mason Dr, Suite G101
Arlington, VA 22205
Wednesdays 9:00am - 11:00am
Fairfax Office (Administrative Office)
3040 Williams Dr, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22031
Tuesdays 9:00am - 11:00am
7901 Lake Manassas Dr.
Gainesville, VA 20155
Thursdays 9:00am - 11:00am
44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 300
Leesburg, VA 20176
Mondays 9:00am - 11:00am
1830 Town Center Dr., Suite 303
Reston, VA 20190
Every other Monday 1:30pm - 3:30pm
2280 Opitz Blvd., Suite 300
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Thursdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Dates and times are subject to change. Patients may bring one caregiver to class with them. Please consult with your Nurse Navigator to confirm class information, and see our Practice Calendar for general dates and other events.