Explore Oncology Social Work

Overview

A cancer diagnosis can cause stress to patients and their care givers. Many questions and concerns arise from the time of diagnosis and in the months that follow. Oncology Social Workers within the Mass General Cancer Center are licensed mental health professionals who offer emotional support to patients and their families.

As a member of your treatment team, Oncology Social Workers provide individual and family counseling to support your coping; you can share your experiences and identify ways of dealing with the uncertainty of cancer. We also have information about Mass General and community services, including support groups.

Our Services

Oncology Social Workers can provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Processing emotions related to adjustment to illness and treatment
  • Guidance to parents in talking with their children about cancer
  • Navigation of the health care system
  • Living through loss and grief
  • Addressing domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health issues
  • Assistance in accessing transportation, governments benefits, and community resources

Oncology Social Work services are free of charge. No referral is needed. We invite you to utilize our services at any time during your care.

 


Patient Resources

Mass General Social Service

Mass General Social Service

Learn more about Mass General Social Service and the services that they offer.

Workshops & Support Groups

Workshops & Support Groups

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Support Program Calendar

Support Program Calendar

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