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Patients and their loved ones often face many new concerns and anxieties following a cancer diagnosis. Dana-Farber's licensed social workers, working as part of our
Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, are here to help.
If you're a parent living with cancer, social workers in our
Family Connections Program can help you deal with the difficult task of managing a family during treatment. We also offer special support
for young people (ages 18 to 39) being treated for cancer through our
Young Adult Program.
To learn more and make an appointment with a social worker, call 617-632-3301.
To contact a resource specialist, please call 617-632-3301.
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.
Read our Insight blog for information and inspiration about social work help at Dana-Faber.
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How Your Cancer Treatment May Affect Your Children
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Sexual Health for Women
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We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.
We offer suggestions for online resources and books to assist in the caregiving journey.
Join Dana-Farber's online cancer community and connect with other patients and survivors for support and information.