This session will provide an overview of the common legal and practical issues that arise for individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, and contribute to financial toxicity. Employment protections regarding working through treatment, taking time off, and returning to work will be discussed. In addition, strategies and resources to navigate health and disability insurance, estate planning, and finances will be covered.
About the Presenter: Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq. is a cancer rights attorney, author, speaker, and CEO of Triage Cancer, a national, nonprofit organization providing education on practical and legal issues that may impact individuals coping with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources. Mrs. Morales has spent more than twenty-five years working on behalf of individuals with cancer, including five as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, teaching a seminar in Cancer Rights Law, and eight at the John Wayne Cancer Institute’s Psychosocial Care Program and Positive Appearance Center.
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About Cancer Support Community Los Angeles:
Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CSCLA) provides services – at no cost – to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, & sustained by community.
For more information about CSCLA, call 310-314-2555 or visit www.cancersupportla.org
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Disclaimer: Reference in this program to any specific commercial product, process, or service,
or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the recipient, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Cancer Support Community.