Each month, we ask a breast cancer expert to respond to your questions on a specific topic during an ask-the-expert residency. Answers to select questions will be posted to our website on an ongoing basis throughout the month.


The topic for the month of February is:


Understanding Health Insurance Options


If you want to know more about what to do if you don’t have insurance or if your insurance provider says they can’t pay for your treatment, ways to pay for your care or where to go for support, ask our expert, Stephanie Fajuri, J.D., today.


While we make an effort to answer as many questions as we can, we are unable to answer all questions that are submitted. We will answer questions on an ongoing basis throughout February; check back for updates.


If you need immediate peer support or would like to speak with someone in person, please call our free Breast Cancer Helpline at (888) 753-LBBC (5222).



About Our Expert


Stephanie Fajuri, J.D.


Stephanie Fajuri, J.D. is a supervising attorney with the Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC), a joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. As a CLRC supervising attorney, Ms. Fajuri provides legal services to people with cancer-related legal issues, presents educational seminars throughout the nation, and supervises the CLRC’s National Telephone Assistance Line.


Prior to this position, Ms. Fajuri was staff attorney with the CLRC, development coordinator with DRLC, worked with Axis Clinical Trials, and was a Coles Fellow at the Illinois Human Rights Commission in Chicago.






Please do not submit any highly personal or identifying information (name, address, etc.) in your question. And remember: we cannot provide diagnoses, medical consultations or specific treatment recommendations. This service is designed for educational and informational purposes only. The information is general in nature. For specific healthcare questions or concerns, consult your healthcare provider because treatment varies with individual circumstances. The content is not intended in any way to substitute for professional counseling or medical advice.


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