Supporting You Every Step of the Way

When faced with cancer, you may experience anxiety, stress, depression, loss of control and a range of other emotions. Our specially trained cancer social workers are here to support you at every step of your journey with cancer. Through our holistic approach, we address all the related issues that may arise following diagnosis, and educate and guide you and your loved ones in ways that are meaningful to you.

Much of your treatment will occur in the outpatient setting in a variety of offices and medical practices. Our dedicated social workers are available at any time, even after treatment, to help you understand your needs and work with you to find and obtain the necessary resources you might need such as financial assistance, educational programs or counseling.

Services Include:

  • Supportive counseling

  • Support groups

  • Assistance with insurance and other benefits questions

  • Links to community resources

  • Financial resources

  • Advocacy for patients and their loved ones

Our outpatient social workers will meet with you to provide education, resources and emotional support throughout your journey.


Online Resources

It can be difficult to navigate the overwhelming amount of cancer information available. Whether it’s not knowing if you can trust the information or wondering if it is up to date with the latest information, it can certainly seem daunting.

Listed below are some credible, trustworthy sites to help you in your cancer journey.


General Information

American Cancer Society 

American Cancer Society partners with Piedmont to provide our patients with educational materials and practical support. While the American Cancer Society does conduct research, they also provide support to patients and offer programs designed to help you access care.


Living Beyond Breast Cancer 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a national nonprofit organization geared towards those with breast cancer. They seek to provide patients with support and evidence-based content.     


Colorectal Cancer Alliance 

Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national organization geared towards educating people on colorectal screening and providing resources and support for those with colon or rectal cancer.



LUNGevity is the largest national lung cancer-focused nonprofit. They provide education and support for those with lung cancer as well as conduct research.


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a national organization for all blood cancers. They provide a variety of resources for a person with blood cancer, including peer support, financial assistance, education, nutrition support and more.


Psychosocial Information

Triage Cancer 

Triage Cancer is a non-profit organization created by two cancer rights attorneys. On their website, you will find a wealth of educational materials on different legal and practical issues related to a cancer diagnosis. They cover topics such as disability insurance, employment, finances, health insurance and more.


Cancer and Careers 

Cancer and Careers is an organization that exists to educate and empower people on working with a cancer diagnosis. They do so by providing educational materials and hosting events on work-related concerns.



CancerCare is an organization providing free, professional support services to the cancer population. They have numerous publications on a wide variety of topics, provide free online support groups and financial assistance opportunities.


Cancer Finances

Cancer Finances is a website created and operated by Triage Cancer. This website serves as a virtual toolkit for people with cancer to connect them with financial assistance resources.


Contact an Oncology Social Worker

Piedmont Healthcare
Manager, Oncology Social Work

Joel Siebentritt, LCSW


Piedmont Athens Regional
Lauren Liverman, LCSW

Brooke E. Bidez, LMSW


Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Brandy K. Durham, LCSW

Christy D. Taylor, LMSW


Piedmont Atlanta Hospital - Surgical Oncology
Katelyn Geiger, LMSW


Piedmont Atlanta Hospital - Brain Tumor Center
Brittany Lawton, LMSW


Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Ashley Burgess, LCSW


Piedmont Henry Hospital
Danielle M. Neal-Jones, LMSW


Piedmont Newnan Hospital
Shannon Wooten, LMSW


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