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Social Work Services for Patients With Cancer

A diagnosis of cancer can stir up many emotions, including fear, sadness and confusion. During these uncertain times, it's easy to become overwhelmed.

A host of resources are available to inform, guide and support you. Social workers are available to connect you to these resources. 

The Rush University Cancer Center works with the American Cancer Society's patient navigator to provide you with these services.

Information and support for you and your loved ones

A social worker will meet with patients and family members either by phone or in person to discuss your needs and help you with the following:

  • Adjusting to a cancer diagnosis
  • Accessing services and resources at Rush and in your community
  • Learning about cancer and different types of treatments
  • Locating financial assistance programs for various treatment-related needs
  • Finding transportation to and from your cancer treatments
  • Getting free wigs and hats in a variety of styles
  • Finding prosthesis resources
  • Learning more about clinical trials evaluating new treatments, many of which are available at Rush
  • Connecting with survivors and support groups

Contact Information

To meet with a social worker or for more information about these services, please call (312) 563-3695.