Adult Social Work Program

social worker 

Patients and their loved ones often face many new concerns and anxieties following a cancer diagnosis. Dana-Farber's licensed social workers are here to help.

Our social work team can help you with:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Distress in response to diagnosis and treatment
  • Concerns about safety in personal relationships
  • Concerns about drug and alcohol use
  • Impact of cancer on your family and caregivers
  • Discussing your illness and treatment with your children
  • Coping with advanced cancer and facing uncertainty
  • Impact of cancer on work, school, and finances
  • Conflict between patient and family
  • Finding supportive resources in your local community 

To learn more and make an appointment, call 617-632-3301 

Our resource specialists can help you with:

  • Local transportation
  • Short-term accommodations during treatment
  • Applications for special financial assistance programs (including pharmacy programs)
  • Other special needs (Food pantry Information, fuel assistance programs)

To contact a resource specialist, please call 617-632-3301.

Our Patient Navigator program is available to those who face language and/or cultural barriers in accessing care.

Dana-Farber's social workers also facilitate a number of support groups for cancer patients and family members.

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