Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cancer awareness campaign by AXA AFFIN

Hello loves! Did you know that cancers are one of the most leading causes of death in this world? There are many types of cancers in this world. Lung cancers (along with trachea and bronchus cancers) caused 1.5 million (2.7%) deaths in 2011, up from 1.2 million (2.2%) deaths in 2000 followed by second most popular cancer known to us today, Breast cancer. Scientists have long cautioned that a family history of cancer increases your personal risk of cancer. You should always know the background or history of your family so that you can be alert about it. But even so, you still can get cancers even if there is no history of cancer in your family. 

Cancers took a lot of lives over the year. Many people are not aware that cancers can also attack young children. Age is not a factor for this vicious killer! A 14 year old Talia Joy for example. She was a YouTube beauty guru with high spirit to inspire people through her love towards beauty and makeup despite her obvious disease. She had many plans for the future but unfortunately, she died in the middle of this year before she could fulfill any of it. Because of what? Because of this evil disease called cancer! 

AXA Affin Life Insurance Berhad has launched the AXA 110 Cancer Care Project in collaboration with the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM).The project is aimed at supporting and caring for critically ill patients, especially patients diagnosed with cancer. In conjunction with the launch, AXA Affin Life will be offering two new protection plans: AXA 110 Cancer Care and AXA 110 Critical Illness (CI) Care, respectively. It has also launched a portal, www.110cancercare.com, for the public to sign up for a cancer plan. AXA Affin Life Insurance Berhad CEO Loke Kah Meng said statistics showed that cancer was a major health problem in Malaysia.“It is estimated that one in four Malaysians will develop cancer by the age of 75,” he said. According to a report published by the National Cancer Registry of Malaysia (NCR) in 2008, 21,773 Malaysians are diagnosed with cancer yearly from 2003 to 2005.

He said there was a need for Malaysians to understand that delayed care was a prime cause for cancer-related deaths and the high costs of treating cancer was better managed with early care. “It is imperative to get early cancer protection to benefit from early cancer detection,” he said. With AXA 110 Cancer Care plan, policy holders will have additional funds to seek early treatment for a better chance of recovery when cancer strikes. The pay-out can be claimed upon diagnosis in the early stages of cancer. In addition, the plan provides 10 years of premium for 20 years of coverage. Meanwhile, the 110 CI Care plan provides comprehensive coverage for up to 110 critical illnesses as well as early and double benefit pay-out for cancer-related illnesses.
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