Detroit Free Press: Breast cancer costs linger for many women as Medicare falls short

Many women with Medicare insurance are struggling to afford their out-of-pocket costs after breast cancer treatment. An article in the Detroit Free Press looks at financial toxicity and the impact of high costs, including a six-month investigation of older women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. They found that women with Medicare coverage continued to struggle and often turned to financial assistance programs.

PAN’s Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Amy Niles spoke to the Detroit Free Press for the article, sharing that while PAN supports many, there are even more who seek PAN’s financial assistance, particularly those with Medicare insurance.

“The need out there is great. We have wait lists for all our programs,” she said.