The Pink Fund polled over 1,000 female breast cancer patients and survivors to find out how the costs associated with their treatment are affecting their personal finances, career, and overall well-being. We wanted to see what kinds of medical decisions patients were making based on their finances. And with one-third telling us they were more scared about how treatment would affect their finances than the cancer itself, we realized this is a pressing issue on their minds as well.
We received a total of 587 responses, from women of all ages, demographics, and financial standings. The one common thread was that they were either a breast cancer survivor or currently going through treatment. The survey was executed through the Survey Monkey tool, with respondents sourced from market research company Lucid and the Pink Fund’s own list of cancer patients and survivors.