The work of an oncology social worker
Oncology social workers like Jacki Lasich at UPHS-Marquette provide support and assistance for cancer patients and families, aiming to reduce stress through all phases of care.
Oncology social workers can help people understand a diagnosis and treatment plan, manage emotions, consider decisions about options, understand disability benefits and insurance coverage and apply for programs that offer financial assistance.
On the TV6 Morning News, Lasich explained more about her role. Click on the video above to learn more about the role of an oncology social worker in cancer care.