Cancer does not discriminate.
It’s an equal opportunity enemy. Cancer affects every race, ethnic group, and gender; and it doesn’t just affect the person who is diagnosed, but their whole family. Although people like to think, “It won’t happen to me!” the truth is, cancer can happen to anyone, at any time of life, and the cost of treatment is not cheap.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. and accounts for one of every four deaths.
In 2018, there will be an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed and 609,640 cancer deaths in the United States.)
The risk of being diagnosed with cancer increases with age. About 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in persons 55 and older.
In the U.S., men have almost a 50% lifetime risk of developing cancer; for women, the risk is a little more than 33%.
About 1.5 million new cancer cases were expected to be diagnosed in 2007.
The National Institute of Health estimates overall costs for cancer in 2006 was $206.3 billion.
Almost 16 million Americans (6%) were unable to obtain care due to the cost.
Cancer is an expensive disease to treat.
Health insurance will cover much of the treatment costs, but deductibles and co-pays may reach their maximum. But what about the costs that are not covered by standard health insurance – travel to receive treatment, overnight stays if treatment is provided elsewhere, private nurses, income that is lost when a family member becomes the primary caregiver, and all of the other costs that accompany cancer treatment?
Cancer Plans provide coverage in addition to other insurance; and the benefits are paid directly to you, to be used however you need them.