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More information from your American Cancer Society

We have selected some related information may also be helpful to you. These materials may be ordered from our toll-free number or read online at www.cancer.org.

Job and legal issues

Americans With Disabilities Act: Information for People Facing Cancer (also in Spanish)

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (also in Spanish)

What is COBRA? (also in Spanish)

Financial and insurance problems

Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families: How to Find a Financial Professional Sensitive to Cancer Issues

Health Insurance and Financial Issues for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

Living with cancer

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Attitudes and Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression (also in Spanish)

National organizations and Web sites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Toll-free number: 1-800-526-7234
TTY: 1-877-781-9403
Web site: www.jan.wvu.edu

    This free service of the US Department of Labor offers information and ideas for supervisors and employees about accommodations for people with disabilities, including practical suggestions for the workplace

Americans with Disabilities Act Information Line
Toll-free number: 1-800-514-0301
TTY: 1-800-514-0383
Web site: www.ada.gov

    Information on the legal rights of workers with disabilities under the ADA; specialists are available to confidentially answer questions about the ADA

Cancer and Careers
Telephone: 646-929-8032
Web site: www.cancerandcareers.org

    A resource for workers with cancer and their employers; offers articles, news, charts, check lists, tips, and a community of experts, patients, and survivors.

Cancer Legal Rights Center
Toll-free number: 1-866-843-2572
TTY: 213-736-8310
Web site: www.cancerlegalresourcecenter.org

    A non-profit program that gives free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, their families, friends, employers, health care professionals, and others coping with cancer.

US Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
Toll-free number: 1-866-444-3272
Web site: www.dol.gov/ebsa

    Information on employee rights and benefits, including legal protections

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-669-4000
TTY: 1-800-669-6820
Web site: www.eeoc.gov

    EEOC has a special document called Questions and Answers About Cancer in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), available online at www.eeoc.gov/facts/cancer.html

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237
Web site: www.cancer.gov

    Offers information about cancer and issues affecting the lives of cancer patients and their families

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

Last Medical Review: 05/21/2012
Last Revised: 03/03/2014