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Cancer Policy, Screenings, Survival Rates, and Mental Health

Discover the financial protection of a cancer policy, Medicare cancer screening coverage, and cancer survival rates.

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In the US, cancer is the second most common cause of death, and 70% occur in people aged 65 and older. Senior Healthcare Direct offers cancer policies that can help you financially. The policy pays out a lump sum in the event you are diagnosed with cancer.

Medicare covers certain cancer screenings that can increase your chance of early cancer detection. Plus, treatment at early stages is often more effective at reducing mortality. To detect cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages (before it spreads), discover cancer screenings covered by Medicare.

Cancer Survival Rates

Regular cancer screenings can detect cancer early and increase your chances of survival. Seven cancers with the highest 5-year survival rates include:

  1. Breast cancer – localized with no spread (99% to 100%); regional spread lowers survival to 86%

  2. Melanoma – localized with no spread (greater than 99%), regional spread only has a 74% survival rate

  3. Thyroid cancer– for local and regional spread of certain types (99% to 99.5%)

  4. Prostate cancer– for local and regional spread (greater than 99%)

  5. Testicular cancer – all stages combined (95%)

  6. Hodgkin Lymphoma – for local and regional spread (93% to 95%)

  7. Cervical cancer – localized with no spread (91%), regional spread drops down to 60% survival rate

Mental Health and Surviving Cancer

In a study of 50,000 Veterans , those who received mental health treatment were more likely to have their cancer diagnosed at an earlier stage. Furthermore, they were more likely to receive optimal cancer treatment at any stage.

Thus, people with cancer may live longer with mental health treatment. Medicare covers mental health services.

Please call Senior Healthcare Direct at 1-855-929-3442 to speak with a licensed agent about your coverage needs.

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