Legal, Work, & Lifestyle Resources

Cancer and Careers
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, resume review service, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer.

Cancer Legal Resource Center
Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. They provide information and education about cancer-related legal issues through its national telephone assistance line. The CLRC also conducts national education and outreach programs for community groups, employers and healthcare professionals and is actively involved in community activities to raise public awareness of cancer-related legal and public policy issues.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gives information about coverage, ensuring cancer patients can get the care they need.

Critical Mass: Mission Control
Critical Mass: Mission Control is a one-stop-shop for all young adult programs resources and services. This searchable database is designed specifically for young adults 15-39 years old dealing with cancer.

Ellie Fund
The Ellie Fund Fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and families. Provides critical support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge to hundreds of women and family members across Massachusetts each year. Services are free of charge thanks to the generosity of its volunteers, friends, donors and sponsors.

Heavenly Hats
The Heavenly Hats Foundation collects and distributes brand new hats of all kinds to those heroes of all ages who lose their hair due to the treatment of cancer or the many other medical conditions which may cause hair loss.

Knitted Knockers
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. They are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Volunteer knitters provide these free to those requesting them.

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center
Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center focuses on helping mesothelioma patients and families by providing the necessary information about this particular cancer. From suggested doctors to legal support, we aim to prepare patients with as many resources as possible.

Mesothelioma Resource Online
Mesothelioma Resource Online  is a resource for everything related to asbestos in order to promote education and awareness for victims, their families, and the general public. They also have information on legal action for patients exposed to asbestos.

National Cancer Legal Services Network
National Cancer Legal Services Network has increased availability of free legal services programs so that people affected by cancer may focus on medical care and their quality of life. It provides a comprehensive national map and guide to existing cancer legal services.

Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) provides patient services by telephone, email, or web chat to those in need that fall under the scope of PAF services. Their professional staff members intervene by making conference calls when needed, assisting with appeals to insurance companies or the Social Security Administration, negotiating with providers in medical debt situations or securing access to care. The PAF staff strives for positive resolutions whenever possible.

Triage Cancer
Triage Cancer provides education and resources on the entire continuum of cancer survivorship issues to survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. They partner with experts in the areas of medicine, mental health, nursing, social work, patient navigation, nutrition, oncofertility, law, employment, education, financial management, insurance, relationships, sexuality and intimacy, pain and palliative care, advocacy, and other areas of cancer survivorship.

Wellist
Wellist is a one-stop resource of healthy living services customized for patients and caregivers. It has indexed over 3,500 services across 27 categories and through a personalized, online tool, can direct patients to services they’re interested in. Lastly, patients and caregivers can compile their own gift registry (Wellistry) to share with friends and family so they know exactly what they can do to help

Where There’s a Need Inc.
Where There’s a Need Inc provides head scarves and hats with hair for women and children who’ve lost their hair as part of cancer treatment or other conditions.

Workplace Transitions
The Workplace Transitions website includes resources and information on managing cancer in the workplace.