Social Services-Cancer Support Groups
The Hematology and Oncology Center has on staff social workers (MS/LICSW) who provide psychosocial assessment and clinical intervention to patients and their families regarding their cancer diagnosis. Our on site social workers are available for individual counseling.
Available at the request of the patient, family or healthcare staff, social work clinicians' work closely with physicians to develop a plan that would benefit the needs of the individual. Through support and knowledge we hope to give our patients greater confidence for living fuller lives. The social work staff also provides genetic counseling and testing for breast and colon cancers.
To view upcoming support groups please visit our 'Event Calendar'.
Cancer Support and Education
The Hematology and Oncology Center offers support groups and educational programs to help patients and their families cope with their cancer treatment and their side effects. The Hematology and Oncology Center provides periodic programs sponsored by the American Cancer Society including:
Look Good…Feel Better - this free non-medical, national public service program helps women in various stages of treatment offset appearance-related changes and side effects.
I Can Cope - is an educational program for people facing cancer - either personally, or as a friend or family caregiver. I Can Cope offers reliable information, peer support, and practical coping skills patients can use immediately.
Please call (781) 224-5810 for more information about counseling or meeting times/locations for our support groups.