Thinking about cancer or dealing with cancer risk can be scary or overwhelming, but we believe that receiving information and resources is comforting, empowering, and lifesaving.
Know Your Rights: A Resource for People with Cancer and their Loved Ones
A comprehensive overview of legal protections for people diagnosed with cancer, focusing on health insurance coverage of treatment.
Cancer Legal Resource Center guide to filing an insurance appeal
Step-by-step guide to filing an insurance appeal by the Cancer Legal Resource Center (updated June 2016)
National Cancer Legal Services Network
The National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN) promotes access to healthcare and seeks to increase the availability of legal services for people living with cancer, their families and caregivers.
Patient Advocate Foundation
A national nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys.
State Genetics Laws and Legislative Activity
From the National Conference of State Legislatures.
State Insurance Commissioners Offices
Find the links to your state's Department of Insurance.
Breast Cancer: Covered Or Not?
A free resource from the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition that has information on what insurance companies are required to cover for breast cancer treatment. Has helpful information on writing appeals for coverage.
Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.