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Oncology Social Work

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, you may need support. The licensed social workers at LMH Oncology Center are here to help. We specialize in helping patients and families cope with cancer and overcome barriers during treatment.

If you or a loved one may benefit from any of the following social work services available at LMH Oncology Center, please call us at 785-505-2800, or tell your oncology care providers.

Emotional Support

A cancer diagnosis can mean increased stress for patients and families. Our master-level and professionally trained social workers provide emotional support on the following topics:

  • Adjustment to diagnosis and treatment
  • Coping with life changes 
  • Crisis intervention 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Sexuality 
  • Coping techniques

You may also find it helpful to explore some of these topics for added guidance:

Cancer Support: Finding Out That You Have Cancer
Cancer Support: Coping with Cancer Treatments
Cancer Support: Managing Stress
Cancer Support: Dealing with Emotions and Fears
Cancer Support: Family, Friends and Relationships
Cancer Support: Life After Treatment
Cancer Support: When Your Cancer Comes Back or Gets Worse

Support Groups

General Cancer Support Group

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Located in the lobby of The Oncology Center at 330 Arkansas, Suite #105
Contact LMH Oncology Center at 785-505-2800.

Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group

Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
Located at Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Dr.
Contact American Cancer Society at 800-359-1025

Reach to Recovery

Breast cancer peer support
Contact American Cancer Society at 800-359-1025

Man to Man

Prostate cancer support group
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Contact American Cancer Society at 800-359-1025

CLIMB: Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery

Children’s Support Group, for the children or grandchildren of patients.
Learn more about CLIMB.

Look Good Feel Better

A program to help patients manage their changing hair and skin needs. This group meets monthly. Ask our social worker for details.

Resources

Oncology social workers serve as a resource to help cancer patients and families for patients to help them overcome barriers. Based on your needs, our social workers can help identify available resources, including: