Caring for Body, Mind and Spirit

Social Services

At The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, a dedicated oncology social worker assists patients, families, and caregivers as part of the healthcare team. The social worker connects patients with essential community, state, and national resources that will provide support throughout the cancer journey. Additionally, the social worker focuses on the whole person, providing emotional and spiritual support to assist individuals in decision-making, communicating with others, and adhering to prescribed treatments and support their return to health.

Our clinical oncology social worker can provide help in the following areas:

  • One-to-one supportive counseling for patients, families, and caregivers

  • Education about self-care and coping with a diagnosis

  • Defining goals of care and quality of life issues

  • Referrals to community resources, such as transportation, financial, support groups, and caregiver needs

  • Assistance with advance care planning

  • Referral and education regarding state and federal disability

  • Facilitating communication with the treatment team, as well as family members

  • Advocacy

To speak with our social worker or request more information, please call (714)734-6279