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Whitman-Walker is proud to offer individualized psychosocial support services for people facing cancer through our partnership with the Cancer Support Community (CSC), the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide. Programs and services include cancer distress screening, CSC’s Frankly Speaking About Cancer® education series, and the Open to Options® decision support counseling program designed for patients engaging in cancer treatment. To learn more about cancer navigation services and CSC programs at Whitman-Walker, please email


Cancer Distress Screening with CancerSupportSource®


CancerSupportSource® (CSS) is CSC’s integrated cancer distress screening tool. This brief survey helps open the conversation about your unique needs for coping with your cancer diagnosis and identifies concerns that need to be addressed before they become barriers to your cancer care.  Whitman-Walker’s multidisciplinary team will work together to support you in meeting these needs as you define them to reduce distress and increase your quality of life. For more information on CSS® or to schedule a screening, please email


Frankly Speaking About Cancer®


Frankly Speaking About Cancer® is CSC’s award-winning cancer education series that can help you learn more about cancer, explore treatment options, and get information about how cancer can affect the body and mind along with best practices for healthy coping. Frankly Speaking About Cancer® discusses the topics important to those impacted by cancer, such as achieving the best care and quality of life, treatments of the future, navigating cost of cancer care, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer.  For more information on Frankly Speaking About Cancer® or to register for an upcoming workshop, contact


Open to Options®


Open to Options® is a decision-making support program to help patients who are starting or currently undergoing cancer treatment. This program can help you prepare for talking about different treatment options and other topics related to cancer treatment with your provider during your next oncology appointment. For more information on the Open to Options® program or to schedule a session with a trained counselor, contact


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