Of all life’s events, a cancer diagnosis may be one of the most challenging. For many patients, this is a journey into unfamiliar territory. Countless questions occur, unsolicited emotions arise, and many practical matters require attention.
Your healthcare team at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center includes a licensed clinical social worker who can offer you emotional support and guidance as you cope with the stresses of a cancer diagnosis.
The social worker is available to provide patients and family members with supportive counseling to help them cope with anxiety and/or depression related to the diagnosis and treatment, difficult decision making, the transition to survivorship, or other cancer-related issues that may arise. The social worker can also provide education about stress management and relaxation techniques.
The social worker can connect patients to several community resources that may be beneficial. These resources include transportation, financial assistance, home care, durable medical equipment (DME), wigs and prosthesis, and physical wellness programs.
The social worker is available to provide assistance with practical matters such as completing paperwork for disability and filling out a living will.
For more information about Social Work services at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, call (908) 788-6577.