Monica Bryant: How frequent is a Cancer diagnosis for younger people, and what are your rights?

Our next guest is Monica Bryant, a cancer rights attorney, speaker, and author, dedicated to improving access to quality information on healthcare-related issues. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Triage Cancer, a national non-profit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. Monica is co-author of the first and only book on Cancer Rights Law, published by the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2018. In 2019, she received a 40 Under 40 in Cancer Award, and in 2015, was awarded the Legacy Advocate Award by a leading young adult cancer organization. She is an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Law, teaching a class on Cancer Rights. Throughout her career, she has provided more than one thousand educational seminars for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer, their caregivers, lawyers, advocates, health care professionals, elected officials, and the general public.

In episode number 262 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Monica chose UC Santa Barbara, how different the nominations process for the Supreme Court was in the past versus today, what made her specialize in Cancer Rights Law, what are the three steps you should take if the insurance company denies a treatment claim, and how you can avoid financial ruin when you get a diagnosis of a severe medical condition.