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
Practical and financial matters, such as income support, 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.