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The highlights from the 2nd Session of the Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals on April 7, 2011. Joanna Morales, Director of the CLRC, presented "Legal and Insurance issues to Consider," addressing the legal reality surrounding cancer, employment, insurance, discrimination, and everything in between.

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Last week an article appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times that showed how quickly things can change at work after a cancer diagnosis, sometimes for the better, in this case for the worse. Margaret Walsh had been in her position at a community college for four months when she got an ovarian and abdominal cancer diagnosis in February of 2009.

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There’s good news for people worried about job and health insurance discrimination because of their genetic risk for diseases, including those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which put women at an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

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