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% missing an appointment or being late to one because of transportation issues.

Moreover, the survey found that 67% of respondents are in need of transportation assistance to and/or from treatment and that 80% would need a ride service to treatment three times or more each month.

The Pink Fund, which provides short-term financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow patients with breast cancer to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes, surveyed nearly 800 patients, including 93% who are in active treatment for their disease.

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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