Battling cancer can cause one emotional crisis after another -- mini-traumas, really -- so professional crisis counseling has become an important part of cancer care. Among those best suited for this counseling are oncology social workers.
Q. What is an "oncology social worker?"
A. They have a master's degree, they are state licensed and skilled at stabilizing people traumatized by their environment. After they also work in a cancer center setting for several years they can be referred to as an oncology social worker.
Here are some of a patient's changing emotions during their battle with cancer: