Every 5 Minutes New Case Of Cancer Will Be Diagnosed

Daffodil Day is on Friday, 27 August 2010. With this in mind, there is no better time to remember about the importance of critical illness insurance and income protection.

Cancer Statistics

Cancer Council Australia recently updated statistics about cancer in Australia:

  • An estimated 115,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia in 2010. That's 1 case in 5 minutes!
  • 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
  • Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia - more than 43,000 people are expected to die from cancer in 2010. That's 120 per day!
  • More than 60% of cancer patients will survive more than five years after diagnosis.
  • The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) are prostate, colorectal (bowel), breast, melanoma and lung cancer.

Insurance products that can help

These staggering statistics mean that sadly most of us will be forced to face cancer in some way. But there is something you can do to help. Please consider the following life insurance products:

  • Critical Illness Insurance covers all commonly occurring cancers providing you with the security, assurance and support you need. It will pay a lump sum if you are diagnosed with a medical condition.
  • Income Protection Insurance will provide you with up to 75% of your salary until you have recovered sufficiently to work again, or up until the maximum benefit period as stated in the policy which is normally 2 year, 5 year or up to age 65.

Please call us on 1300 793 143 or fill out the form on this page and we'll compare all major life insurance companies in Australia to find you the best deal on any of these products.

By the way, by the time you read this article one new case of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia...

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Published on August 8-th, 2010 in Trauma Cover
Damon Rasheed is the CEO of Rate Detective, an Australian financial service comparison sites specialising in Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance and home loans. Damon holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne and has been involved in many start-up internet businesses.

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