Most insurance does not cover all of the costs to treat cancer. Even with Medicare or private major medical plans, one must pay some of the bill. For some of the simpler Type One cancers, one’s share may run into thousands of dollars.
The best way to beat cancer is to catch it early. The American Cancer Society believes that if every American took advantage of existing knowledge about smoking, diet, exercise and early detection, survival rates for cancer victims would be boosted—and some cancers could be prevented all together.
Doctors and drugs aside, there’s one thing needed to fight and beat cancer, and that’s money. For this reason, the AIA Trust decided to offer the Cancer Care Plan—to send cash benefits in a battle with cancer—and for cancer screenings.
Tips to Prevent Cancer: Cut down on cigarette smoking; have a colon/rectal exam usually by age 50 with frequency based on family history; women should have yearly “Pap Tests” and do a monthly breast self-exam; men over age 50 should have yearly Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood tests; and avoid overexposure to the sun and x-rays. Important: pain is not usually a warning sign of cancer.