Helping you and your loved ones live well with cancer, through free programs and counseling.

LIFE WITH CANCER arose from a father’s need to guide and comfort himself and his children after his wife was diagnosed with, and later lost her battle to cancer. Nando Di Filippo searched throughout the country for resources to help him and his children understand and cope with their emotions and their changed life. Ultimately, they found little help.

Disappointed, Nando was determined to create a presence within the healthcare system where people dealing with cancer could turn. He wanted to make available information, education, and support to help people from the time they were diagnosed through treatment and survivorship.

He made a generous donation to develop a program within Inova Health System solely devoted to supporting patients and families facing cancer. This program, begun at Inova Fairfax Hospital in 1988, planted the roots for Life with Cancer.

Since then, LIFE WITH CANCER has grown and expanded its staff of highly qualified oncology professionals. Together, the staff and more than 100 volunteers serve patients and their loved ones in several locations, in each of Inova Health System’s five hospitals, and in Life with Cancer’s 16,000-square-foot Dewberry Family Center.



"Tremendous event. So honored to be invited as a benefiting charity!"

       Lea R. - Development Assist.
       Loudoun County American

       Red Cross


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