We all know that Cancer is increasing in India on an alarming rate. Also, we are coming across many cases of cancer in our neighbourhood or family. Not just that we need to educate and aware ourselves more for Cancer but also we need to be prepared to fight with Cancer, emotionally, mentally, physically and also financially. And when I say financially, only thing that comes in my Mind is – Cancer Insurance planand Term Life Insurance.
Besides leading a Healthy Lifestyle, I have heard of many death cases due to Cancer. So what can we do to Fight with Cancer? Doing Yoga, Meditation and having healthy food is one thing but being financially secure to get the right treatment and on the right time is the most important.
We all know that treatment of Cancer is India is very expensive and long. So, getting prepared for cancer is the best we can do to secure ourselves and our families from the financial burden. The first and foremost thing is to invest in a good Term Life Insurance. Find a Term life Insurance plan that provides protection to the policy holder on diagnosis of major illnesses like Cancer, Heart problem, organ failure or any such. In case, you can’t find or like any such term Life Insurance plan, then opt for riders to protect yourself. If your family history had Cancer patient, then you must opt for Cancer Insurance Plan. Choose the one that not only protects you but also your family, in case of any unfortunate incident.
Are you at Risk of Cancer?
Whenever you hear about Cancer, the first question that
arises in our minds is- AM I AT RISK?
Well, Cancer is notoriously Stealthy, so it becomes all the more important to not miss any cues. When we deny or ignore the leads and cues of cancer that our body gives, the diagnose and treatment of Cancer is delayed. According to a recent survey, Most Indians prefer changing their Doctor if they are advised to go for Cancer Screening or Biopsy. They do this not because they fear about the treatment cost but most of the patients do not want to accept that they might be having Cancer. Delay in acceptance or diagnosis of Cancer makes it more difficult to control it. The importance of Awareness of Cancer and its Types in India has become really important. Also, the state with the highest literacy rate Kerala has proved that awareness of Cancer is very important as 40% Cancer cases are detected early which leads to fewer deaths because of Cancer.
Experts suggest getting a routine body check-up to ensure your health is in place and regular doctor visit every few months to detect any underlying illness.
The table below shows the four types of cancer where screening is recommended and have been proven to be effective.
How to Prevent Cancer
- Stay away from Tobacco, Smoking and Drugs.
- Eat a Healthy Diet
- Regular Check-ups
- Yoga and Meditation
- Maintain healthy weight
- Stay physically active
- Protect yourself from Sun
- Get Vaccinated (Hep B, HPV)
- Don’t share needles
- Do not self-diagnose and don’t overuse over the counter medicines.
- Check with your doctor, if any problem persist or keep coming back.
- Do not miss or delay the cues your body is giving.
- Invest in a good term insurance plan.
Hope this article will help you be prepared from Cancer and you will take all the major steps you need to take to protect yourself and your family.