At Her Life we take women’s health seriously and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we wanted to reiterate the importance of prevention, early detection and preparedness.
The facts about Breast Cancer *
- One in nine women will develop breast cancer before the age of 85.
- By 2015, 15,409 women are projected to be diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Australia. This is an average of 42 women every day.
- Three out of four cases of breast cancer occur in women over 40.
- Of the 14,509 women predicted to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, over 800 are expected to be less than 40 years old.
- Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer have an 88 per cent chance of surviving five years after diagnosis.
- Improvements in survival are attributed to earlier detection of breast cancer through regular mammograms and improved treatment outcomes for breast cancer.
- Breast cancer can also affect men, accounting for approximately one in 125 cases
Self-examination and regular GP visits are essential to ensure early detection, but should the unthinkable happen, it is so important to be have adequate Trauma Cover to enable you to access the best possible care, take the time to heal and ensure that your family is taken care of. The last thing you want to be worrying about are financial pressures at a time when you need to focus on you. Trauma Insurance not only covers many types of cancers but a variety of other Illnesses and is the most claimed upon type of personal risk insurance, which is why at Her Life we strongly believe in being prepared for anything and ensuring that everyone has access to the care they need, when they need it most.
*AIHW and NBOCC Breast Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2009. Cancer Series no. 50. Cat no. CAN 46. AIHW, 2009.