Social Work Assistance
Looking for support? Looking for other coping skills? Saint Louis University's Cancer Center patients have access to a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), who has oncology experience, as well as professional skills to work with you and/or your family on issues related to your cancer diagnosis and treatment.
When might a social worker be helpful?
- When you are newly diagnosed, sometimes adjusting to this diagnosis requires additional support
- When your diagnosis may affect your ability to work, care for your family or yourself and you need to consider Social Security disability, leave from work or life stage planning
- When you or your family may be experiencing a lifestyle change due to your diagnosis, and you need to talk with someone
- When a loved one has recently died
- If you are a caregiver and you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and need some support on coping
- If you are interested in completing an advance directive (also known as a health-care directive or power of over your health-care)
- If your insurance company does not provide you with prescription coverage and you need financial assistance in paying for your medications
These are just a few areas in which your social worker can provide support to you. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Rebecca A. Dougherty, MSW, LCSW, at (314) 268-7020.