Articles about legal rights and concerns for people with cancer.
Resources for More Information: Advance Care Planning
This article provides information and links to assist in accessing living wills and medical power of attorney documents as part of the advance care planning process.
This article provides an overview of estate planning and what is included in planning your estate.
The Importance of a Last Will and Testament
This article covers what a Last Will and Testament is and why it is needed.
Advance Care Planning
This article provides information about advance care planning as well as tips and resources for planning and documenting your wishes for your medical care in the event you were unable to speak for yourself.
Financial Power of Attorney
This article provides an overview of financial power of attorney and the powers given to someone who you appoint to be financial power of attorney.
This article provides an overview of standby guardianship, which allows an individual with a disabling medical condition or terminal illness to appoint another person to care for their children without giving up parental rights.
Child Custody and Grandparents' Custody Rights
This article provides a brief description of types of child custody (physical and legal) as well as special information about grandparents interested in custody of a grandchild. For a parent coping with cancer, this article can help you get started in thinking about arrangements for your children.
Informed Consent in Pediatric Patients
This article provides an overview of informed consent in pediatric patients.
Resources for More Information: Legal Information and Assistance
This article provides resources for legal assistance and information for cancer patients and their caregivers.
Can your doctor dismiss you from his/her practice - legally?
Physicians take an oath to always act in the best interest of their patients and, unlike patients, face legal and ethical restrictions before they may end relationships with patients.