Health Services


School Reentry Program

John P. Murtha Cancer Center LogoReturning to school after being diagnosed with cancer can be difficult for your child. To help with the transition, we offer a school re-entry program.

This program educates teachers and classmates about your child's diagnosis and treatment, and clarifies any misconceptions or fears about cancer. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker can visit your child's school and give age-appropriate presentations to answer questions about your child's illness. These presentations address several aspects of your child's experience, including physical changes, such as hair loss, and other concerns you or your child might have.

The School Re-Entry Program is adapted for your child's grade level. All presentations include an explanation of cancer, and will allow time for discussion and questions. The program is designed to be interactive, and children are encouraged to participate. Presentations also are available for siblings and school faculty.

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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