There is an emotional component to receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer. To help support clients and their families, the Breast Health Centre has a social worker who offers counselling related to coping with breast cancer and other life stressors. Along with providing information and referrals, the social worker can also provide information on how to access peer support, support groups, transportation and financial supports.
For some clients, coming for an appointment at the Breast Health Centre can create some anxiety, stress, and/or worry around what to expect from the visit or what the results may be. If you are experiencing any of these or other feelings, the Breast Health Centre’s social worker is available to talk to about your feelings and/or concerns; as well as link you up with any resources or supports you may need in the community.
Whether you need support after your diagnostic imaging appointment or at your surgical consultation appointments, the social worker provides confidential counseling to you and your family. Counseling can be in person or over the phone.
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