Oncology Social Work

Oncology Social Workers are licensed mental health professionals who provide support for the many issues that may affect patients and their families during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Oncology Social WorkOncology Social Workers are licensed mental health professionals who provide support for the many issues that may affect patients and their families during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.They work with cancer patients and their families to:

  • Cope with illness and its stressors
  • Identify and solve problems with relationships
  • Enhance communication with the medical treatment team to enable patients and families to be active partners in their own healthcare
  • Access hospital and community resources
  • Facilitate a variety of support groups, which can provide patients and families with a unique opportunity to gain support, share information and learn how others cope with cancer.
  • Deal with crisis

All of these support groups are free of charge to participants and are offered on either a drop-in or registration basis. You can also contact the Cancer Resource Room at 617- 724-1822 with general support group questions.

For a complete listing of all of the support groups conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital department of social work, please visit the Mass General Social Service Department.