Your cancer treatment requires army of professionals working on your behalf, and not all of them are medical. Oncology-certified social workers help to organize the web of challenges facing you and your family—social, emotional and practical—and get them resolved as quickly and easily as possible.
How an Oncology Social Worker Can Help You
In a broad sense, the job of our social workers is to help you and your family manage every aspect of your cancer diagnosis. They’ll shepherd you through your recovery, connecting you with financial counseling and other resources in the community, leading support groups and communicating your needs to other professionals on your team. They are your advocates, and vital members of your oncology care team.
Your social worker also can help you interpret your insurance coverage and medical bills, arrange your transportation to appointments and serve as your backup if you encounter obstacles on your recovery journey.
But their assistance doesn’t stop at such practical matters. Our specially trained social workers will explain how to talk with your family, children and co-workers about your cancer. They’ll teach you relaxation techniques so your therapies can be more effective, and when your treatments are finished, they’ll help you find equilibrium again so you can transition into survivorship.
All of our oncology social workers have more than 10 years of experience, so they’re well equipped to help you and your family face the psychological, social, emotional and spiritual issues you might face. Their job is to do whatever it takes to restore your quality of life, during and after your cancer treatments.