Nov 05

AARP Announces 2019-2020 Purpose Prize Winners; Five $60k Awards Will Be Presented

Today AARP announced its 2019-2020 AARP Purpose Prize award recipients. The AARP Purpose Prize is the only national award that celebrates people 50-plus who are using their life experience to ...

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Oct 30

Half of Patients With Breast Cancer Say Transportation Costs Are a Challenge to Treatment

Nearly half of patients (48%) with breast cancer surveyed by The Pink Fund said the cost of transportation was a barrier to receiving treatment, with more than 60% ...

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Oct 18

Five financial things every breast cancer patient needs to know and probably doesn’t

Stephanie McKire, 60, knows how expensive cancer can be. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2012, McKire, now retired and living in Detroit, was a ...

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Oct 18

Pink-Clad Michigan Attorney Raises Awareness For Those Living With Breast Cancer

For the past four years, one Michigan man has been raising funds and generating awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month—through his clothes. In solidarity with all those impacted ...

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Jun 10

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help With Early Detection of Breast Cancer

New research says a model developed by MIT can predict breast-cancer risk from a mammogram up to 5 years in advance. AI can help patients at risk of ...

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Apr 17

Molly MacDonald wins the eyeforpharma Patient Champion Award

Molly MacDonald was recognized with the eyeforpharma Award in the Patient Champion Category for creating the nonprofit, THE PINK FUND. The Patient Champion Award recognizes individuals who have ...

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Mar 01

Millennial cancer survivors are going broke fighting to stay alive

Young adult cancer survivors are at higher risk for debt and work-related physical and mental impairment after their treatment, new research finds. For many survivors, getting cancer treatment ...

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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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The Financial Side Effects of Cancer

Financial Toxicity

130% increase in financial difficulties for patients in active treatment

Job Loss

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

Bankruptcy

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

Impact on Savings

76% of full time workers nationwide live paycheck to paycheck

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