Oct 04

Cancer survivors like Shannon Doherty share the struggle to keep their jobs through treatment

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, employers can consider helping people work through cancer by offering paid leave, flexible schedules and extra 15-minute breaks. After fighting for their ...

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Aug 31

Michigan man to attempt 20-mile swim for breast cancer patients

(WXYZ) – A Holland, Michigan man will swim 20 miles on Tuesday, Sept. 4 to honor his mom and help others battling breast cancer. The journey will take place in ...

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Jul 24

40 Percent of Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Cost

The outlook for breast cancer survival is more optimistic than ever, following a 39 percent decrease in mortality between 1989 and 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. But ...

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Jun 21

TAILORx Results May Mitigate Financial Toxicity

TAILORx is very good news for an estimated 60,000 women a year, who in years past would have received chemotherapy, possibly risking long-term physical and mental side effects, ...

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May 07

Inequality in the American health care system can have devastating effects

A cancer diagnosis is always devastating, but for some it leaves more financial wreckage than others.  

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Mar 19

Crain’s Detroit Business Awards Molly MacDonald Health Care Hero Award

Health Care Heroes recognizes outstanding and beyond-the-ordinary achievements in health care in Michigan. Each Hero has either directly saved lives or significantly contributed to alleviating human pain and ...

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Feb 26

What’s the Financial Cost of Breast Cancer?

Two reports find that a cancer diagnosis leads to financial problems for the majority of patients.

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Nov 30

Community Service ‘Stars’ Battle it Out on the Dance Floor in Herndon

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio-Reston, located at 585 Grove St., in Herndon, lit up the night as they presented a charity gala based on ABC’s number one entertainment ...

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Nov 01

Cost of breast cancer burdensome for many patients

When Roberta Woodard underwent breast cancer treatment last year, the disease took a toll not only on her health, but also on her bank account. The first part ...

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Oct 30

Breast Cancer One Of The Most Expensive Diseases To Treat

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but what many people aren’t aware of is the financial cost of a diagnosis.

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The Financial Side Effects of Cancer

Financial Toxicity

Financial-Toxicity

130% increase in financial difficulties for patients in active treatment

Job Loss

Breast Cancer Stats

Between 20-30% of women diagnosed with breast cancer will lose their jobs

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcies

10M will be unable to pay for rent, food & utilities because of medical bills

Impact on Savings

Impact on Savings

76% of full time workers nationwide live paycheck to paycheck

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