Oncology Social Work

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, you may need support. The licensed social workers at the LMH Oncology & Hematology 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 the LMH Oncology & Hematology 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 monthly
5:30 p.m., third Wednesday 
Located in the lobby of The Oncology Center at 330 Arkansas, Suite #105 Contact Liv Frost, LMH Health Oncology Center at 785-505-2807.

Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group

Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
Located at Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Dr.
Contact Dinah Dutta at 785-979-8362

Reach to Recovery

Breast cancer peer support
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.
About CLIMB.

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:

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