Breast cancer can destroy a family financially
THE Impact of Financial toxicity
Along with the toxicity of chemotherapy, the extra costs of cancer treatment and/or loss of family income can lead to “financial toxicity,” as unaffordable bills create stress, anxiety and hopelessness. Pink Aid helps patients focus on healing, rather than on the financial burden that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis, so that they can keep their families functional and on track.
FACT: 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime
FACT: Each year, over 10 million families in the US will be unable to pay for basic needs because of medical expenses
FACT: 50% of bankruptcies are the result of illness or illness-related job loss
FACT: 1 in 833 men will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
FACT: Between 20-30% of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer will lose their jobs
FACT: 78% of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck
FACT: Programs that provide screening and diagnostic services at no cost to low-income women can mitigate the adverse effect of poverty and the stage at which breast cancer is diagnosed , as well as the mortality rate
FACT: African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer, largely due to later diagnoses, lack of education and poverty