Title: Emotions Count – 5 Tips to Better Advocate for Yourself with Your Medical Team
Duration: 30 minutes
Have you ever left your oncology office with unanswered questions and felt frustrated? Do you want to ensure your treatment team understands you, and your specific needs?
Communication between the patient, family members, and the healthcare team is vital during cancer treatment; however, it may not always be easy to communicate because of how overwhelming cancer is.
Understanding your treatment and feeling comfortable speaking up and asking questions results in better, more personalized care. Join Iris Mental Health Therapist, Loreal, for our on demand event offering patients and families practical tips on how to communicate most effectively with your treatment team.
Loreal Massiah, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, TTS
Senior Oncology Social Worker
Loreal Massiah is a licensed clinical social worker with 14 years of oncology experience focused on supporting patients and their families throughout the cancer journey. Loreal attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and The University of Georgia for her master’s degree. She has a certification in oncology social work as well as tobacco cessation counseling. Loreal has built her social work career in a variety of roles and settings across the cancer care continuum, including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, UNC Healthcare, Duke University Medical System and currently serving as a senior oncology social worker with OncoHealth. She has had the pleasure of working alongside cancer survivors in advocacy roles to promote change in access to affordable treatment throughout the country. She has found oncology social work to be rewarding both professionally and personally.