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Wednesday, June 10, 2020


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Updated cancer prevention guidelines should be of interest to all American adults explains the director of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance (AACII).

"The American Cancer Society now recommends that it is best not to drink alcohol," says Jesse Slome, director of the organization.  AACII focuses on educating consumers about the importance of planning for the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis, a heart attack or stroke.

"Alcoholic beverage consumption caused 5.6% of all incident cancer cases and 4% of all cancer deaths among males and females in the United States," Slome notes.

Also attributable to alcohol consumption are an estimated 40.9% of oral cavity/pharynx cancers. In addition, 23.2% of larynx cancers, 21.6% of liver cancers, 21% of esophageal cancers, and 12.8% of colorectal cancers (2014 data). Among women, 16.4% (ie, 39,060) of all breast cancers were attributable to alcohol consumption.

Alcohol consumption is an established cause of at least seven types of cancer according to an interview with Slome.   The Cancer Society report notes that alcohol consumption causes liver cancer and could be connected to colorectal and female breast cancers.  Access to the full study at https://criticalillnessinsuranceinfo.org/news/reduce-cancer-risk-avoid/ .

"The new cancer guidelines show that consumption of any amount of alcohol increases risk of some types of cancer, most notably breast cancer," states Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance. "Cigarette smoking accounts for the highest proportion of cancer cases (19.0%) and deaths (28.8%). Excess body weight (7.8% and 6.5%, respectively) and alcohol intake (5.6% and 4.0%, respectively) are next in line."

Slome recommends that individuals who are age 40 and older consider a small amount of cancer insurance coverage. "Today you need to supplement the gaps in your health insurance plan. Check out the cost for specific cancer-only coverage equal to between six and 18 months of your rent or mortgage payments." allow you to apply directly online from the comfort of your home."

For additional information consult the Association's website or call 818-597-3205 to learn more.

For long-term care insurance quotes visit the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance website.  To find Medicare Insurance agents near you, visit the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance website.  To learn more about critical illness insurance, visit the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance website.

 

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Name: Jesse Slome
Title: Executive Director
Group: American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance
Dateline: Westlake Village, CA United States
Direct Phone: 818-597-3227
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