Cancer Social Worker

Social Worker

Dealing with cancer isn’t just about treatment and surgery – it’s a major change in the way you live.

With the help of our social workers, patients and their families learn to adjust to life after a cancer diagnosis. Our social workers are licensed in oncology, so they’re especially trained to handle the unique challenges facing cancer patients.

The first step is a patient assessment, where a social worker will identify any issues that may be preventing a patient from coping with the disease. From there, we can help find ways to adjust to a life with – and after – cancer.

Social workers can assist in many ways:

  • Accessing community resources for respite, home healthcare or medical equipment
  • Applying for Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare D and/or COBRA
  • Helping you join a support group
  • Exploring resources available to you for information, support and financial assistance
  • Helping when you are feeling overwhelmed and just wanting to talk about it with someone who is knowledgeable, compassionate and patient
  • Finding long-term care, assisted living or hospice services
  • Keeping others updated about your cancer experience without wearing yourself out
  • Planning and preparing for the experience of cancer treatment
  • Thinking about advance directives: Living Will and medical durable power of attorney
  • Understanding your workplace rights when you have cancer

For More Information:

Call 817-288-9800 and ask to speak to a social worker.