Cancer-related legal issues often include problems with employment, health insurance, consumer rights, and managing finances. There are laws that provide protections and access to programs for patients with cancer.
Patients with cancer should understand their employment rights as there are key laws that protect from discrimination in the workplace and allow time to be taken off from work.
Learn about your caregiver’s rights that can protect you from legal problems while caring for someone with cancer and in the future.
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One woman’s personal battle with a rare cancer was the motivation to change the law regulating the way doctors are educated in her state. Will your state be next? Read more about Greta Stifel’s journey from patient to lawmaker.
Stephanie Fajuri, Program Director at Cancer Legal Resource Center, provides legal tips on the use of medical marijuana for patients considering using it instead of other pain medicines to manage the side effects of their cancer and cancer treatment.
Learn about your legal rights regarding your health insurance or employment, including your right for a family leave related to cancer treatment, job security, and more.
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