Cancer Resource Center
Cancer care involves more than simply treating the disease and that's why we encourage our patients and their families to take advantage of our Cancer Resource Center. The center offers a comfortable, relaxed environment where you can stop by to use the extensive resource library, meet with an oncology social worker and learn about support groups. We also have a wealth of information to help with understanding a cancer diagnosis, the treatment types available and what to expect in managing the disease.
The Cancer Resource Center is staffed with caring and knowledgeable staff and volunteers, many of whom have a personal experience with cancer and can offer understanding and inspiration. If you’d like to arrange a private consultation, a full-time social worker is available by appointment.
Committed to patients and families as equal partners
Managing your health is a team effort between you, your family members, physicians, and other staff, all working together to attend to your emotional and social needs along with your physical well-being. The team approach allows you to concentrate on healing.
The Cancer Resource Center is funded in part by the Cancer Center Auxiliary at Overlake, an organization whose members are dedicated to raising funds and awareness about this vital support service.
Oncology Social Workers/Patient Navigators
We are pleased to offer two, trained oncology social workers/patient navigators, to help guide patients, families and caregivers through the healthcare system. They help coordinate services and referrals within the multidisciplinary team here at Overlake. Patients benefit from improved coordination of care and access to services. The oncology social workers/patient navigators are available to work with patients and their families throughout the entire treatment process.