Oncology Social Work

Oncology social workers are licensed counselors with experience helping patients and families living with cancer.
People often need to talk about how to:

  • Express feelings
  • Support and talk with children
  • Change behaviors such as drug and alcohol use
  • Adapt to changes in family roles
  • Live through loss and grief

Your social worker will listen and provide support and guidance. In addition to individual and family counseling, social workers offer support groups and referrals to hospital and community resources.
Oncology social work services are free of charge. No referral is needed.
For more information ask for the social worker on your treatment team.

For more information about MGH social workers, our services and programs, see www.mghsocialwork.org

List of support groups conducted by oncology social workers.

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