You may face new worries and problems after a cancer diagnosis. Social workers can help you and your family with the emotional and practical aspects of coping with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. They provide counselling and can help with:

  • Emotional matters, such as dealing with fear, anxiety, sadness, anger and a sense of loss
  • Financial matters, such as income support and disability benefits
  • Practical matters, such as transportation and referrals to community resources

Social workers can help you and your family take an active role in adjusting to a cancer diagnosis and treatment side effects, and accessing support for yourself and your family members. They can direct you to other services you may need, such as support groups, return to work services, drug coverage, and income support programs.

 

How to Register

You or a family member can make an appointment with a social worker at any time before, during, or up to two years after treatment. Contact us directly or ask a member of your health care team to arrange for you to see a social worker.

 

Location

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre | Map icon  Maps & Direc​tions
16th floor, Department of Supportive Care.

 

Hours & Contact

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please call for an appointment.

Phone: 416 946 4525

Fax: 416 946 2047

Last reviewed: 10/2/2018
Last modified: 2/4/2019 12:00 PM