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Breast and gynaecological cancer awareness – 4 things you should read

Breast and gynaecological cancer awareness – 4 things you should read

September and October marked two important cancer awareness months, with September dedicated to Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month taking place in October. In support of these important causes we published several insights, two looking at cervical and ovarian cancer and how critical illness plans cover these conditions. The second two insights, focusing on breast cancer, took a slightly different approach and examined how insurers underwrite the condition, where there is a history of the client or their relatives having had breast cancer. Click the links below to find out more.

GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – HOW IS CERVICAL CANCER COVERED IN CRITICAL ILLNESS PLANS?

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every September and was established by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, aims to bring recognition and awareness of all gynaecological cancers. In support of this initiative we will be publishing two insights, focusing on two of the most common gynaecological cancers, the first of those looked at cervical cancer.

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How do critical illness plans cover ovarian cancer? 

In the second of our insights marking Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, we focused on ovarian cancer. With UK survival rates for ovarian cancer among the worst in Europe and the condition being widely recognised as the biggest gynaecological killer of women in the UK, raising awareness of this condition through is particularly important.  As with our previous insight, we asked our doctors to explain ovarian cancer in more detail and highlight how critical illness plans of today cover the condition.

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HOW DO INSURERS UNDERWRITE BREAST CANCER – PART 1

To coincide Brest Cancer Awareness Month and in support of improving insurance access to those with a history of breast cancer, we published two insights on how the condition is underwritten. The first insight looked at how insurers treat a breast cancer disclosure from the applicant themselves.

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WHAT IMPACT DOES FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER HAVE ON UNDERWRITING OUTCOMES?

The second of our underwriting focused insights to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month looked at the risks where there is a family history of breast cancer and how insurers underwrite this and what terms may be offered to clients. 

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About The Author

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Rob Harvey supports Protection Guru in it’s detailed research & benchmarking of protection products and features. He works alongside the team in helping drive product innovation and improvements with insurers and engages with adviser firms in ensuring they have the right tools & resources at their disposal to deliver the best protection advise. Prior to joining Protection Guru Rob spent 9 years at protection specialists Drewberry, where he worked as an adviser, learning & development manager and finally head of health & protection. In his spare time and when not out enjoying the pubs & bars of Brighton, Rob collects vintage clothing, is an historic motor racing enthusiast and avid country walker.

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