For patients at the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, an oncology social worker is a member of your treatment team. She is available to:
- Provide emotional support to you and your family
- Serve as a resource to assist with practical issues, such as insurance coverage and finding community resources.
The diagnosis of cancer and its treatment can cause strain on one's financial picture, home life, work life and emotional well being. Social work services can help with guidance, support and adjustment to the changes. Many people find that counseling for the patient and/or family members can be helpful to address feelings that can range from fear, anxiety and depression to hope and determination.
In addition, we offer support groups at Saint Francis that are a great source of information, encouragement and support. Many people find that by sharing their common experiences and feelings, they are better able to face their current challenges and those that lie ahead. Click here to view our support groups.
To contact our social worker for questions or more information, please call
860 714 4366
(Fax: 860 714-1775)