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 lives, many cancer survivors are left fighting for their livelihoods.

Shannen Doherty returned to work in January after almost two years of being treated for breast cancer — but there was a time when she doubted whether she would ever be back on set again.


The Financial Side Effects of Cancer

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



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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If you or a family member is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and have lost all or a part of income during active treatment, learn more about how The Pink Fund can help.

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