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Legal, employment and travel issues after a lung cancer diagnosis

Cancer patients often face additional concerns after their diagnosis. When can they return to work? Will their employer keep their job open for them? When can they travel? What about insurance concerns? There are resources to help! 

Learn about legal, employment and travel issues

Legal issues

Cancer Legal Resource Center website

Patient Advocate Foundation website

Social Security appeals (Social Security Administration)


Cancer and Careers website

Your Employment Rights (National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship)

During and after Treatment (American Cancer Society) 

Cancer in the Work Place and the ADA (US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Transportation, travel and lodging

Traveling with cancer (National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network)

Travel resources

CancerCare - limited financial assistance for patient travel - gas assistance

Angel Bus - bus service for patients in select areas

National Patient Travel Center - clearinghouse for patients who need air travel 

Joe’s House - lists discounted lodging for cancer patients who travel