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DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital Cancer Center Support Services

At DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, we believe in treating the whole person – emotionally and physically. Support for cancer goes beyond the latest treatment options and advanced medical expertise. A cancer diagnosis can impact your relationships, work, and finances and leave you feeling lost and vulnerable.  Our oncology social worker is available to all cancer patients, to provide support, education, referrals and counseling through every phase of your cancer.  It’s a cancer support service you won’t find at other hospitals.

Our oncology social worker can help you:

  • Access information to help you understand your diagnosis
  • Cope with your diagnosis of cancer and the many emotions you may be feeling
  • Consider decisions about treatment options in light of work, family and what’s important to you
  • Understand social security benefits, disability benefits and insurance coverage
  • Apply for programs that offer financial assistance. 

Our oncology social worker can help you access:

  • Affordable medical care and prescription drug coverage 
  • Transportation to and from medical care
  • Home health care and hospice treatment
  • Agencies who provide help at home 

Our oncology social worker can teach you about:

  • Talking with your doctors and treatment team members
  • Coping with emotions – sadness, anger, worry and fear
  • Reducing stress and relaxation skills
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Planning for your care with the use of advance directives
  • Life as a cancer survivor

DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital’s oncology social worker is licensed and board-certified through the Association of Oncology Social work.  This cancer support service is free of charge, and is open to all cancer patients throughout their diagnosis, treatment and recovery. 

How can you learn more?

Ask your Sinai-Grace Hospital doctor to put you in touch with a social worker.

Oncology Services at Sinai-Grace Hospital