Hollings Cancer Center

A National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center

Social Work

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be challenging and frightening. At MUSC Health our social workers are professionally trained in the treatment of social and emotional concerns of our cancer patients.

Our licensed social workers provide support services to patients, families and caregivers facing the impact of their medical diagnosis. Our team is skilled in addressing the counseling, support and advocacy needs of patients with cancer. All MUSC Health oncology social workers are licensed and hold a Masters Degree in Social Work.

Social workers begin with a thorough assessment of the client, situation and available resources. They have experience in locating and negotiating resources and can help provide clients with the services they need.

Social workers offer support in a variety of areas, including:

  • Adjusting to diagnosis.
  • Navigating the health care system.
  • Community resources.
  • Caregiver support.
  • Financial concerns.
  • Emotional support.
  • Transportation options.
  • Grievance counseling referrals.
  • Communications between loved-ones.

For additional information or to receive assistance from MUSC Health's Social Work Services, call 843-792-9535.

Social Work Services for Adults

Hollings Cancer Center
Crysta Schaff, LISW-CP, ACM-SW
843-792-3346

Outpatient Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)

Tawana Philpott, MA, LMSW
843-792-9675

Inpatient BMT & Hematology/Oncology

Eanna Aaron, LISW-CP, CCM
843-876-2060

Social Work Services for Children