Five financial things every breast cancer patient needs to know and probably doesn’t
olly MacDonald compares paying for cancer treatment to a game of Jenga, where players stack wooden blocks and then pull them out until the tower falls. MacDonald is executive director and founder of The Pink Fund, which provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment. She herself underwent treatment and experienced debilitating financial side effects.
A cancer diagnosis like pulling out a block from the tower, she says. “When one domino falls, they all fall,” MacDonald said.