Oncology Social Services

We understand that a cancer diagnosis and treatment often create new life challenges, affecting relationships, employment and finances. WVCI is committed to caring for the whole patient during and after cancer diagnosis and offers oncology social services at no cost.

WVCI’s oncology social workers are clinical professionals with extensive training and experience who are committed to treating every patient with dignity, respect, and confidentiality. We consider it an honor to partner with patients and their families at any point during their cancer journey. Whether you are just beginning, or realize you have concerns several weeks, or months later - we're here to help. 

Our oncology social work team can help you with the following:

  • Access information to help you understand your diagnosis and treatments
  • Cope with your diagnosis of cancer and the many emotions you may be experiencing
  • Consider decisions about treatment options as you think about your work, family, and other elements of your life
  • Understand social security benefits, disability benefits, and insurance coverage
  • Coping with cancer for your family (caregiver, children, spouses, partners)

We can teach you about the following:

  • Talking with your treatment team members
  • Talking with your children, family, friends, or co-workers about your cancer and treatments
  • Reducing stress and using relaxation skills
  • How cancer affects sex, intimacy, fertility, and how you feel about your body
  • Living with cancer – issues commonly experienced and resources to help you long term
  • Planning for your care with the use of advance directives
  • Life as a cancer survivor

We can also help you access the following:

  • Affordable medical care and prescription drug coverage
  • Temporary housing during your treatment
  • Home health care and hospice care
  • Referrals for help at home

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact any member of our social work team directly, either by phone or email:
Marisa London: 541-431-9872 or marisa.london@usoncology.com
Doug Banasky: 541-431-9873 or doug.banasky@usoncology.com
Adam Jones: 541-431-9874 or adam.jones@usoncology.com

You can also call toll free 888-384-9822 and ask to speak with any member of our team during our regular business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) or leave a message after hours, and we will be glad to return your call the next business day.