Cancer Legal Resource Center

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a joint program of Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School. The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.

A cancer diagnosis may carry with it a variety of legal issues, including insurance coverage, employment and taking time off work, access to health care and government benefits, and estate planning. These legal issues can cause people unnecessary worry, confusion, and stress, and can be overwhelming. When these legal issues are not addressed, people may find that although they have gotten through treatment, they have lost their homes, jobs, or insurance coverage.

The CLRC has a national, toll-free Telephone Assistance Line (866-THE-CLRC) where callers can receive free and confidential information about relevant laws and resources for their particular situation. Members of the CLRC's Professional Panel of attorneys, insurance agents, and accountants can provide additional assistance.

In September 2012, the CLRC assisted its 45,000th caller on the Telephone Assistance Line (866-THE-CLRC). Since its founding in 1997, the CLRC remains unique, providing invaluable cancer-related legal information and resources to people nationwide. The success of the Center's work is reflected in the enormous need for the information it provides. Throughout its 15-year history, the CLRC has served over 404,000 people through the Telephone Assistance Line, conferences, seminars, workshops, education and outreach programs and other cancer community activities.

CLRC staff members also speak at seminars and outreach events in the cancer community throughout the nation, including trainings for health care professionals. If you would like CLRC staff to attend your next event, please call 866-THE-CLRC or email

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