Social Services

When illness occurs, many people have to learn to ask for and accept outside help for the first time. Your ability to cope through the cancer experience is enhanced by the care and concerns of others.

The diagnosis of cancer is unexpected and many people are not prepared for the sometimes overwhelming issues involved with daily living. Issues may arise with employment, finances, transportation, or home care and decisions have to be made. Sometimes the information is confusing and it is difficult to adjust to the new and frightening circumstances. Many patients feel out of control. Support from the clinical staff is a vital part of treatment. Your doctor, nurse and other support staff can help you access resources that will be helpful to you as you manage this experience. Jackson Oncology maintains relationships with social workers who are designated to help assist cancer patients and are available to help with financial concerns, lodging and home care, transportation, and helping the patient access many community resources.