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Oncology Support Services

One of your initial appointments will be with our Oncology Social Worker, whose role is to provide counseling and other services which can reduce stress for you and your family through all phases of your cancer.

The Oncology Social Worker can help you:

  • Access information to help you understand your diagnosis and treatments
  • Cope with your diagnosis of cancer and the many emotions you may be experiencing
  • Consider decisions about treatment options as you think about your family, life and work
  • Apply for programs that offer financial assistance

The Oncology Social Worker can teach you about:

  • Talking with your treatment team members
  • Talking with your children, family, friends or co-workers
  • Coping with your emotions – sadness, anger, worry and fears
  • Reducing stress and using relaxation skills
  • Living with cancer, issues commonly experienced and resources to help you long term
  • Planning for your care with the use of advance directives
  • Life as a cancer survivor

The Oncology Social Worker can help you access:

  • Affordable medical care and prescription drug coverage
  • Transportation to and from medical care
  • Home Health Care and Hospice care
  • Items such as a cane or walker
  • Referrals for help at home