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Our Cancer Support team is committed to healing the whole person, including body, mind and spirit. We have licensed mental health providers who specialize in oncology and understand the physical and emotional challenges of cancer treatment. Cancer diagnosis and treatment can trigger stress, anxiety, depression, as well as other mental, physical and spiritual concerns. Our Cancer Support Team is focused on enhancing quality of life during cancer treatment by building coping skills to adjust to the challenges of cancer. Benefits of counseling can include reductions in stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, as well as increased energy, resilience, and hope. Our services are available as both outpatient and inpatient services.

  • Individual, couples, and family counseling
  • Support Groups
  • End of Life and Bereavement Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Play Therapy

Meet our Team

Leslie Cooper, PhD, ABPP, (301) 452-7327
Christina Wagner, PhD, HSPP, (301) 295-4501

Clinical Social Work
Elena Nazario, LICSW, (301) 319-4332
Ellen Bowers, LCSW, (301) 319-2893

Pediatric and Adolescent:
Stacee Springer LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C (301) 319-7943

Contact Us


Main: (301) 400-2766

Breast Care Center: (301) 295-3899
Breast Imaging: (301) 319-8502
Cancer Genetics: (301) 319-2376
Dermatologic Oncology: (301) 295-4551 
Gynecologic Oncology: (301) 400-1258    
Hematology Oncology: (301) 319-2100    
Infusion Room: (301) 319-2170    
Orthopaedic Oncology: (301) 319-8712    
Pediatric Oncology: (301) 400-1664    
Prostate Oncology: (301) 319-2900
Radiation Oncology: (301) 295-5000 
Surgical Oncology: (301) 319-2316
Urologic Oncology: (301) 295-1784


Monday - Friday: 0730 - 1600


Murtha Cancer Center, WRNMMC
Bldg. 19 (America)
8901 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600

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