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.
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre |
Maps & Directions
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