Legal Information for Cancer Patients

Legal Information for Cancer Patients

Legal Information Series

Brought to you by Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer, a partnership between Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Wayne State University Law School's Disability Law Clinic.

The Legal Information Series is offered to give patients answers to their questions regarding legal situations associated with cancer including social security, powers of attorney, end of life decisions and more.


All Legal Information Series courses will be held at:

Karmanos Cancer Institute - Wertz Classroom
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201

More Information

If you have questions or need more information on the Legal Information Series, please call 313-576-9700. 

Drop-in Legal Assistance

A diagnosis of cancer can trigger a number of legal issues. The program was designed to provide legal information, resources, and representation to low-income patients who are otherwise unable to afford legal services. 

Legal staff and students will be available to Karmanos patients to answer your questions on legal issues about:

  • Employment
  • Wills
  • Disability
  • Health Insurance
  • Housing
  • Legal Planning
  • Public benefits
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance directives


Karmanos Cancer Institute - Education and Resource Center
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201


Every Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and every Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Karmanos patients are welcomed on a walk-in basis.

Please call ahead at 313-576-9288.

More Information

If you are unable to come in during this time, please call our Patient and Community Education Department at 313-576-9288.

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