Patients, caregivers and family members can turn to our Oncology Support Services to learn about cancer and available treatments, and to participate in support groups. Patients are encouraged to speak with the Cancer Center social worker to answer questions, obtain information about their cancer and find support groups and other resources.
Alexandra Battista, LMSW, is the Oncology Social Worker for the Cancer Center. She can be reached at 315-624-5241 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cancer Center provides assistance with the following social work services to cancer patients and their families:
Adjustment to Illness
Any illness can change your lifestyle - how is your condition affecting you and your family?
Are you anxious or nervous about your future?
Medication purchases, utilities, transportation costs, etc.
Overwhelmed with insurance forms or how to apply for assistance?
Do you have or have you reviewed your Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney, etc.?
Do you know all of your options?
Medical decisions and exploring treatment options.
American Cancer Society, Disability, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), food stamps, etc.