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 and programming at no cost.

WVCI’s oncology social worker is a clinical professional with extensive cancer training and experience who will partner with you and your family during and after diagnosis and treatment.

To schedule an appointment with Marisa London, MSW, please call 541-683-5001 x 1472 (or toll
free 888-384-9822).

Our oncology social workers 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)

They 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

They 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 please call 541-683-5001, or toll free 888-384-9822 and ask to speak with Marisa London. If  you prefer to email she can be reached at marisa.london@usoncology.com.