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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.
Mass General Social Service
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.
Oncology Social Workers can provide assistance in the following areas:
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.
Clinical DirectorTel: 617-724-0556
Gastrointestinal (colon, pancreatic, stomach, liver)Tel: 617-726-2661
SarcomaGyn (ovarian, cervical, endometrial/uterine)Tel: 617-726-4274
Bone MarrowTel: 617-724-0596
Inpatient, Lunder 9Tel: 857-238-5952
Inpatient Bone Marrow, Lunder 10Tel: 857-238-1052
MGH Waltham Cancer CenterTel: 781-487-6251
Resource SpecialistTel: 617-724-0295
Thoracic (lung, esophageal)Tel: 617-726-1045
Bone MarrowTel: 617-643-6438
Breast; Brain TumorTel: 617-643-2355
Genitourinary (prostate, testicular, bladder, kidney)MelanomaTel: 617-643-4807
Head and NeckHematology (lymphoma, multiple myeloma)Tel: 617-724-5258
Brain TumorTel: 617-726-1061
To get in touch with us, please refer to the Meet the Team tab to find the social worker connected to your disease center.
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