Life after a cancer diagnosis isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s natural to experience a wide range of emotions during and after a cancer diagnosis. These can range from feeling worried, sad, angry, and uncertain or optimistic, hopeful and determined. Our Supportive Care Program can help.
Supportive care programs are focused on minimizing the impact of cancer, managing psychosocial stressors and helping to expand the meaning of life for patients and their loved ones.
Our Supportive Care Program has licensed oncology social workers who work directly with patients and their loved ones as part of the interdisciplinary team. They are available to help patients and their loved ones cope with the impact and changes that result from a diagnosis of cancer.
Services are provided in person, over the phone, or in a group setting, and do not require a referral from a physician or medical team.
Clinical social workers are particularly helpful during significant transitions such as new diagnosis, change in treatment, post-treatment survivorship, or end-of-life care.
They can also help with practical needs and financial concerns. You may want to speak with your clinic’s social worker if you have questions or concerns about:
Most of our services are offered free of charge. If there are any costs associated with your appointment we will tell you well in advance.
You can contact your clinic directly and ask to speak with us. For more information about the social worker associated with your clinic, please visit our Supportive Care page.
You can ask your social worker for information or you can visit our events page.
Visit the Cancer Support Community website: https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Call the Cancer Support Helpline® at 888-793-9355