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Oncology Social Workers

Female Social worker with Patient

Oncology social workers are trained to recognize the challenges that often accompany a cancer diagnosis and to assist patients and families in managing psychosocial, emotional, financial or other barriers to care. They are experts in linking patients and families to community resources and in providing advocacy to those with cancer as well as their loved ones. Social workers also offer multiple support groups for patients and families as well as crisis interventions and supportive counseling.

At the Abramson Cancer Center, our oncology social workers are available by phone, email and telemedicine (virtual) appointments to help patients and caregivers with a variety of issues including:

  • Accessing legal services
  • Accessing transportation
  • Advanced care planning, including completion of advanced directives and living wills
  • Emotional stressors related to the disease and treatment
  • Financial concerns
  • Home health services
  • Insurance questions and concerns
  • Navigating the health care system
  • Questions about applying for disability