Oncology social work services at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center can help you deal with challenges to everyday life that can occur as a result of cancer diagnosis and treatment. The role of the oncology social worker is to help patients, families, and caregivers deal with problems that arise before, during, and after cancer treatment.
Oncology social workers provide support ranging from practical problems, barriers to treatment, financial issues, and emotional issues. They also facilitate various types of support groups for patients, families, and caregivers. The oncology social worker can evaluate areas of distress that are affecting your everyday life, and provide practical and supportive interventions throughout your care.
How We Can Help
An oncology social worker can assist with:
- Challenges re-entering the workforce
- Gaining control over your life
- Helping you and your family with financial issues
- Other psychosocial issues such as transportation
- Providing emotional support
- Working through insurance barriers
If you need assistance with any psychosocial issues that arise after treatment, our team of oncology social workers may be able to assist. If you have any further questions or issues, please contact us at 305-243-4129 to contact your site-specific social work.