Understanding your rights
From the first symptoms to the treatment journey, through diagnosis and the definition of the best procedures for each case, cancer is a disease that can leave the patient fragile (both physically and psychologically) and have an impact on practical issues in his or her life and daily life.
Constitutional right to health
During the treatment against cancer, concerns may arise about financial and practical issues related to the cure of the disease. The legislation guarantees rights such as free medication and, through SUS, breast reconstruction surgery, among others.
Patient legal facilities
During the treatment, the patient wth cancer is entitled to legal benefits, such as free transportation, priorities in legal proceedings, and in some cases the Continuous Cash Benefit.
To support your journey, there are several benefits granted by the public authorities to patients with cancer, such as exemptions in income tax, IPTU, IPVA, IOF, IPI, and ICMS.
Cancer is a disease that can keep workers away from their jobs, imposing a loss of income. For these cases, the legislation determines benefits such as withdrawal of FGTS and PIs/Pasep, sick pay, protection against discriminatory dismissal, among others.