Facing a diagnosis of cancer can be a time of fear, anxiety and questioning. Patients, families and caregivers often do not know where to turn for help. Trying to understand and cope with the challenges that arise following a diagnosis can be difficult.
At UAMS, we care about your mental and emotional wellbeing, so we are here to help address your concerns, answer your questions and assist you through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
Our clinical oncology social workers at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute provide support to you and your family as you face the issues that a diagnosis of cancer can bring. Our caring, compassionate social workers have specialized training in counseling to help patients, families and caregivers cope with the psychosocial challenges that often accompany a cancer diagnosis. We can provide emotional support, be an advocate for you with your health care team and provide information about resources available to you.
UAMS offers patients access to a large number of medical interpreters, certified to translate health information for patient and family members in languages such as Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Italian and Vietnamese.
The UAMS Cancer Institute Clinical Oncology Social Work Department is staffed by Master’s-level, Licensed Certified Social Workers. A clinical social worker is assigned to each treatment area within the cancer center. Our clinical oncology social work staff offers several support groups and can also direct you, your family and caregivers to other support groups and programs in the community.
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