Today is Daffodil Day.
Daffodil Day is about raising the public’s awareness of Cancer and donating to the Cancer Society.
For us life insurance guys, cancer is always top of mind, because cancer is such a significant disease and one that many people insure for.
Insurance won’t stop you getting cancer, unfortunately. But it can help to make your life easier or the lives of your family and dependants. People take out life insurance so that if they die from cancer, their family can survive financially. Some people also take out cover which pays them a cash lump sum, tax free, in the event that they are diagnosed with cancer and survive. The money can be extremely helpful in allowing sufferers to restructure their lives, pay medical bills, pay off the mortgage or help make up lost income.
Cancer statistics in New Zealand are pretty scary
·1 in 6 people will be diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 30 and 64.
·Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand, accounting for almost 30 percent of deaths, slightly more than non-congenital heart diseases.
·For females, the biggest cancer killer is breast cancer (17% of all female cancer deaths)
·For males, the biggest cancer killer is lung cancer (21% of male cancer deaths) however the highest ‘incidence’ of cancer is prostate cancer (25% of cancer cases diagnosed).
Click here to go to the Cancer Society website.
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