Holistic care for all cancer stages, from diagnosis through recovery
Cancer doesn’t impact just people’s bodies – it also impacts emotional and mental well-being. Because UCHealth is dedicated to comprehensive, well-rounded care, the oncology social workers at UCHealth Memorial Hospital provide mental and emotional support, helpful resources and practical treatment support assistance. These services have proven impactful for our patients as well as their families as they go through their cancer journeys.
Services we provide
Cancer treatment at Memorial Hospital extends beyond medical diagnoses and treatment – our unique nurse navigator program pairs new oncology patients with a specially trained nurse who can provide support from the point of diagnosis through survivorship.
From diagnosis through treatment, you will experience a range of emotions, including anything from sadness to anger and fear, and our social workers can help you navigate them all. We offer:
- Counseling for you and your family.
- Stress-reduction techniques.
- Help in navigating work or school attendance while in treatment.
- Tips for living with cancer and resources to rely on in the long term.
- Ways to cope with how cancer impacts intimacy, fertility and body image.
- Plans for talking with your children, family, friends or coworkers.
- Support for ways to approach life as a cancer survivor.
During treatment, numerous issues can arise, and our team can help you:
- Access information so you can understand your treatment options to make appropriate treatment decisions.
- Find support groups and community resources.
- Talk with your treatment team.
- Plan for future care through advance directives.
- Access programs that offer financial assistance.
There are a number of support groups to help those affected by cancer, both patients and caregivers. For the most up-to-date list, please call us.