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U.S. Women Benefit From World's Top Breast Cancer Survival Rate
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American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance
Los Angeles , CA
Monday, May 18, 2020


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The five-year survival rate following a breast cancer diagnosis is highest for U.S. women according to data shared by the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance.

"Over 276,400 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year," states Jesse Slome, director of the critical illness insurance organization.  "The good news is that the five year survival rate exceeds 90 percent the highest in the world."

The Association just posted data regarding the worldwide survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer.  "The U.S. rate is 90.2%," Slome reports.  "For Australia it is 89.5% and about the same for Japan.  It's 85.6% for women in the United Kingdom."

"This is especially good news for American women but surviving cancer does come with a financial consequence," Slome points out.  "Cancer patients are two and a half times as likely to declare bankruptcy as healthy people.  Even the best health insurance plans today come with deductibles, co-pays and people don't think about the consequences of having to take time off from work for treatments and recovery."

Women working today, especially those who are part of the gig economy need to learn more about cancer insurance planning.  "A small amount of cancer insurance can literally be a financial lifesaver," says Slome. "Women will get good medical care. They also need good financial care and that is especially true for working age women." Slome notes that a cancer insurance policy providing $10,000 in cash benefits will cost a 40-year-old woman less than $100 a year. "Considering the risk, this is a highly affordable and highly important protection that more women need to consider."

To read more about the worldwide breast cancer survival rates visit the Association's newsroom.

The American Association for Critical Illness Insurance advocates for the importance of planning and supports insurance professionals who market cancer insurance and critical illness insurance products.  For instant critical illness insurance rates, visit the Association's website at www.criticalillnessinsuranceinfo.org.

 

 

 

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.

 

 
Jesse Slome
Executive Director
American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance
Westlake Village, CA
818-597-3227
 
 
 
News Media Interview Contact
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
Main Phone: 818-597-3227
E-mail: jslome@aaltci.org