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Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998

There are laws that protect the rights of people with an inherited mutation or hereditary cancer.

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Your Rights After A Mastectomy...Women's Health & Cancer Rights Act of 1998
Publication from the US Department of Labor that outlines the protections under the WHCA.

Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration
The website of the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has helpful information about the PPACA and other laws that affect health care.

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.

Cancer Legal Resource Center
The Cancer Legal Resource Center provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line.

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered