Cancer is a behemoth, a growing worldwide epidemic that takes millions of lives every year and costs governments hundreds of billions of dollars.
According to the World Health Organization, new cancer cases will rise from an estimated 14 million annually in 2012 to 22 million within two decades – roughly equivalent to three quarters of the Malaysian population. And of this figure, the death toll from cancer is expected to rise to 13 million over the same period.
Closer to home, the statistics are just as grim. There were over 37,400 new cancer cases in 2012, and of these, 21,700 have passed on. It’s a dire picture, but unfortunately, the grasping hands of cancer does not stop there.
While most know of the danger cancer presents, not many are aware of the tremendous financial impact it has on patients and their families. Even if one manages a full recovery, cancer treatment costs could leave the survivor in financial ruin.
The one sure-fire way to protect yourself
Cancer does not discriminate. It affects people from all ages and backgrounds. In fact, 1 in 4 Malaysians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 75. This means that even if you escape its deathly touch, someone you know could eventually fall prey to cancer.
The best way to stay safe is to get insured. Eat well, exercise, get enough sleep, but make sure you’ve got the proper financial coverage. That way, should the worse ever happen, you won’t have to worry about your life savings getting swallowed up by cancer.
Find out more about our AXA 200 CancerCare plan, which starts from only RM1.50 per day. Head over to www.110cancercare.com for your free quote and Health Screening voucher. Cancer might be a formidable opponent, but with protection, you can stand up to it with confidence!