According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. In the US, approximately 39 out of 100 men and 38 out of 100 women will develop cancer during their lifetime.
In the United States, 1,762,450 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2019. This estimate does not include carcinoma in situ (noninvasive cancer) of any site except urinary bladder, nor does it include basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers because these are not required to be reported to cancer registries. About 606,880 Americans are expected to die of cancer in 2019, which translates to about 1,660 deaths per day.
A breakdown of some of the most common types of cancer and the estimated number of new cancer cases and deaths in the US for 2019:
In Texas, 124,890 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2019 and 41,300 Texans are expected to die of cancer in 2019. To put this into perspective, the number of new cancer cases expected in Texas in 2019 is similar to the entire city population of Round Rock, Carrollton, Abilene, The Woodlands or Pearland. The expected number of cancer deaths in Texas in 2019 is similar to the entire city population of San Marcos, Grapevine, Galveston, Spring or DeSoto.
According to Forbes (contributor Arlene Weintraub on August 10, 2017), the median monthly out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatments is $703 or $8,436 annually. This is where WinStar Insurance Group can help. Cancer / Critical Illness Insurance helps supplement your major medical coverage by providing a lump-sum benefit that you can use to pay direct and indirect costs.
For more information or a free quote on Cancer / Critical Illness insurance, contact Tom Newby at 512-628-5189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following recipients of the 2019 Emergency Responder Health and Wellness Grant sponsored by VFIS of Texas and Texas Mutual! We received a record-breaking 126 grant applications requesting more than $542,000. Award letters will be sent to each of these recipients in the next few days.
Applications for the 2020 Health & Wellness Grant will open in July/August 2019. Stay tuned!
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