Triage Cancer to host Oct. 2 conference on financial toxicity, health insurance

Sept. 14, 2021 – Triage Cancer, a national nonprofit, is hosting a free, one-day virtual conference Saturday, Oct. 2. The event will address the often overwhelming legal and practical issues that impact the cancer community, including financial toxicity and health insurance.

Registration is open until Monday, Sept. 20, and can be completed at triagecancer.org/conferences. The event is open to the public and designed specifically for individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, advocates, and oncology health care professionals.

The conference agenda includes:

  • Understanding health insurance, picking a health insurance plan, and appealing denials
  • Accessing clinical trials
  • How to work through treatment or take time off
  • Applying for and appealing disability insurance
  • Estate planning and medical decision making
  • Managing medical bills, finances, and getting financial help
  • Becoming an empowered patient and advocate


Triage Cancer is accredited to offer contact hours and continuing education for nurses, social workers, and patient advocates who attend the conference, as well as professional development credits for HR professionals. More information is available on the registration website.


  • Joanna Morales, Esq., chief executive officer and co-founder of Triage Cancer
  • Monica Bryant, Esq., chief operating officer and co-founder of Triage Cancer


Morales and Bryant have a combined 40 years of cancer rights law experience. Together, they authored the first and only book on the topic. Cancer Rights Law: An Interdisciplinary Approach, was published by the American Bar Association in 2018.

“We find that most people don’t know about their health insurance options, how to make choices, and how to use insurance effectively once you have it,” said Morales. “With Open Enrollment right around the corner and ongoing COVID-19 employment challenges, we’ll present key information to help people make informed decisions that minimize the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis.”


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About Triage Cancer

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit providing free education to people diagnosed with cancer, advocates, caregivers, and health care professionals on cancer-related legal and practical issues. Through an educational blogeventsmaterials, and resources, Triage Cancer is dedicated to helping people move beyond diagnosis. Learn more at triagecancer.org.