Breast Cancer Costs Low-Income Women More Jobs

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From Reuters Health:

By Ronnie Cohen

Poor women undergoing breast cancer treatment are four times more likely to lose their jobs than their high-income peers, a new study suggests.

The findings were consistent with stories Molly MacDonald hears at the Pink Fund, a Rochester Hills, Michigan, nonprofit she started to offer financial help to women with breast cancer in 2006, after treatment for the disease left her jobless and bankrupt.

“While fighting for their lives, many patients lose their livelihoods,” MacDonald said in a phone interview.

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