social working comforting a patient

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.


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre | Department of Supportive Care, 12th Floor (Note: Patient access is not allowed at this time.​)​
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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: 9/26/2022
Last modified: 9/26/2023 11:54 AM
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