18 Apr Cancer Rights Law: The Book That Could Save Lives
What would you say if we told you we could hand you a combined 35 years-worth of knowledge and experience in Cancer Rights Law?
Would you ask what Cancer Rights Law is?
It’s an area of law that includes confusing topics like employment, health, disability, and life insurance, finances, estate planning, and more.
Are those topics that you have questions about? Do you know where to get answers?
Search no more.
As founders of Triage Cancer, and experienced cancer rights attorneys, we saw a gap in the cancer community for a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on the legal issues that often impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. So, we wrote Cancer Rights Law: An Interdisciplinary Approach, for the American Bar Association.
We wrote this bookkeeping in mind that the lack of awareness of the law and failure to recognize its power to help people has been a barrier to people getting their needs met.
This is the first book of its kind to address these legal topics through the lens of cancer diagnosis. Cancer Rights Law answers questions about how the law provides opportunities and protections in the areas of working through treatment or taking time off, accessing disability benefits, navigating health insurance options, appealing health insurance denials, making estate planning and medical decisions, avoiding genetic discrimination, managing finances after a cancer diagnosis, and more.
Our primary goals in writing this book are to generate more awareness of the cancer-related legal issues that often arise as a result of a cancer diagnosis and to cultivate more advocates to assist individuals diagnosed with cancer and their families, friends, and caregivers in navigating those
Ensuring that individuals diagnosed with cancer have access to health care and adequate health insurance, can maintain their income while in treatment, and can pay for their basic needs, can impact their health outcomes, improve qualify of life, and ultimately save lives.
Why should you consider buying this book?
As trusted educators in the cancer and legal communities, we also have been leading trainings and conferences for health care professionals, individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, and advocates for the past two decades, across the United States.
Offering this book is an extension of our mission to support the cancer community, which includes the founding of Triage Cancer in 2012. Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.
We are the only national, nonprofit organization that provides a free, accredited training for health care professionals on mitigating financial toxicity through our Insurance & Finance Intensive.
Because of our expertise, trusted organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Cancer Support Community, Stupid Cancer, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and many more have partnered with us to provide quality education on cancer-related legal issues.
Whether you teach a law school class, run a legal clinic, are interested in forming a medical-legal partnership, want to provide pro bono legal services, are responsible for navigating patients through their cancer experience, or are coping with your own cancer diagnosis, this book will provide valuable information and practical resources to effectively navigate cancer-related legal issues.
If you are interested in learning more about these issues, consider joining us at the Triage Cancer Conference in Chicago! We are offering free continuing education for nurses, social workers and attorneys! Visit our conference page for more information!