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Our Mission

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, quick guides, and cancer resources.

We Believe . . .

Life never feels more valuable and finite than after diagnosis. We believe that those diagnosed with cancer should spend their time and energy how they choose, free from the stress and worry about what information they need and where to find it.

It is our belief that everyone should have access to the resources they need to manage their life beyond diagnosis regardless of their type of cancer, where they live or their financial situation.

Those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers are too often underserved when it comes to information they need to live their best life, beyond diagnosis.

We see a different world…

Our Vision . . .

We dream of a world where everyone has access to information and resources needed to live their best lives. Beyond diagnosis.

We are all too aware how cancer changes how those diagnosed approach everything in their lives – their finances, their job, their relationships, their future.

In an instant it can feel like control is lost. In an instant a diagnosis can change everything. Plans previously made are no longer guaranteed. Never has every moment felt so important. There are new questions, new needs, new challenges. It can be daunting, tiring and frustrating for those diagnosed and those that care for them.

We believe everyone should be free to focus their time and energy on what’s important to them, secure in the knowledge that they have objective, accurate information and necessary resources to make the right decisions, for them, their families and their future.

We’re here to educate and empower those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers as they focus on living their best lives beyond diagnosis.

Because for as long as there are questions, we’ll have answers.

How we achieve our mission . . .

A cancer diagnosis is the first step in a long, unexpected, and unwanted journey. Triage Cancer exists to ensure those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers have access to the resources needed to make the best decisions, for them.

Through our cancer events, materials, and resources we ensure that the most objective, factual information is available to those that need it most, when they need it.

We not only provide much-needed education, we continuously advocate for the healthcare, cancer finances, insurance, employment, and consumer rights of those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers.

Triage Cancer also works to address cancer-related health disparities through the delivery of cancer-related education and collaborative education and cancer advocacy efforts.

By educating and advocating we ensure that those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers are empowered to live their best lives, beyond diagnosis.

Our Name . . .

A cancer diagnosis can be a life altering event, not only for the individual diagnosed, but also for an individual’s family, friends, caregivers, and community of support.

When someone is dealing with a cancer diagnosis there is information to learn, things that need to be dealt with, and decisions to make. Trying to juggle it all can be incredibly overwhelming. Our goal is to provide access to quality information about all types of cancer survivorship issues that may arise after a diagnosis. Armed with that information, individuals not only get the big picture, but can better decide what needs to be handled first and what can wait until later – the very definition of triaging.

The concerns of an individual may change over time. When newly diagnosed, concerns might be focused on treatment options and cancer health insurance coverage. During treatment, issues related to managing treatment side effects, nutrition, employment & work rights may arise. After completing treatment, concerns may shift towards survivorship care planning, relationship issues, and managing finances.

Triage Cancer helps people move beyond diagnosis.

Our History

2012

Two cancer rights attorneys saw a need to help individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, advocates, and health care professionals, navigate the plethora of legal and practical issues that arise after a diagnosis. Thus, Triage Cancer was founded.

Hosted the first In-Service Training for Oncology Health Care Professionals in New York, NY.

2013

Triage Cancer received nonprofit, tax exempt status from the IRS.

2014

Reached our 100,000th individual with cancer-related practical and legal information through educational events, blogs, articles, and website.

2015

Launched the Triage Cancer Webinar Series.

2016

Launched the Triage Cancer Conference Series.

Created www.CancerFinances.org as a toolkit for navigating finances after a cancer diagnosis.

2017

Developed the Insurance & Finance Intensive, an educational program focused on training health care professionals about insurance and financial issues facing those coping with cancer.

Launched a series of animated videos designed to teach people about various cancer survivorship issues.

2018

Hosted our 30th Triage Cancer Webinar.

Delivered our 49th In-Service Training for oncology health care professionals.

2019

Reached our 50th state: delivered in-person educational programs in all 50 states, DC, & Guam.

Created our 40th Quick Guide and Checklist

Delivered the 15th Insurance & Finance Intensive

Our Impact

In The News

Print

Audio

Video

Newsletter

Our Team

Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer

Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq.

Chief Operating Officer

Samantha Skelton

Marketing Coordinator

Madison McMahon Ward

Program Coordinator

Danielle Pardue, Esq.

Legal Fellow

Board of Directors

Jodi Omear, MA, APR
Board President

Margaret Chapman, MA
Board Treasurer

Nancy Fawzy, PhD, RN
Board Secretary

Majid Abai

Soraya Tabibi Aguirre, Esq.

Megan Antonelli

Monica Bryant, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer

Kirk Hartley, Esq.

Joanna Morales, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer

Scientific Advisory Council

Triage Cancer engages scientists and health care professionals in its efforts to educate the cancer community.

Learn more about Triage Cancer Scientific Advisory Council here!

Legal Advisory Council

Wondering how you can use your legal experience in the fight against cancer?

Learn more about Triage Cancer’s Legal Advisory Council here!