The Importance of Female Cancer Insurance

Bearing in mind the dangers that are facing women today, Platinum Life has created the Female Cancer Policy. National statistics show that 1 in 9 South African women will contract cancer over their lifetimes. Breast Cancer is most prevalent with Cervical Cancer at a close second.

Breast cancer and cervical cancer are by far the most common cancers amongst South African women. These cancers affect anyone irrespective of whether you have had the misfortune to experience them in your family before or not. When a positive diagnosis of cancer is made, certain financial obligations arise.

We have performed exclusive research in this area over the years, consulting with various doctors. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, their initial concern centre around issues such as how to pay for the expensive treatment, the time off work required for treatment, outstanding bills, and a range of other financial issues.

Most medical aids have a limit to the amount of cover that they pay out for in any given year for any given illness. Many do not cover reconstructive surgery after the loss of a breast as this is classified by the medical aid industry as a “cosmetic operation”. Platinum Life acknowledges these issues, and bearing this in mind, created this policy.

Female Cancers We Cover

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. When breast cancer is detected in its early stages and treated the survival rate is very high.
(Source: CANSA)

Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a malignant neoplasm arising from cells originating in the cervix. One of the most common symptoms of cervical cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. (Source: CANSA)

Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal Cancer

Secondary cancers in the vagina are more common than primary vaginal cancer, and usually come from the neck of the womb, the lining of the womb or from nearby organs.
(Source: CANSA)

Uterine Cancer

Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the endometrium. The endometrium is the lining of the uterus.
(Source: CANSA)

Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer

Kidneys serve the body as a natural filter of the blood and remove wastes which are diverted to the urinary bladder. Kidney cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the kidneys.
(Source: CANSA)

Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the bladder. Most bladder cancers are transitional cell carcinomas that begins in cells that make up the inner lining of the bladder.
(Source: CANSA)

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are paired organs located on either side of the uterus. Ovarian cancer is cancer of the cells of one or both ovaries.
(Source: CANSA)

Fallopian Tube Cancer

Fallopian Tube Cancer

In a woman’s body the fallopian tube allows passage of the egg from the ovary to the uterus. Fallopian tube cancer is cancer that occurs in any part of the fallopian tube.
(Source: CANSA)

BENEFITS

The Female Cancer Benefit will be payable upon diagnosis of any of the 8 female cancers mentioned under “cover”. We will also pay out for more than one occurrence provided that they are unrelated.

The lump sum that will be paid to you need not be allocated to your medical bills. Platinum Life realises that there are many hidden costs associated with a disease such as cancer. The money is yours to use at your own discretion.
The lump sum payable to you is tax-free.

Provided that no claims have been received on your policy, we will pay you back a tax-free lump sum equal to 50% of all premiums paid. If you are 45 years and younger, the Money Back Benefit will be paid when you turn 65. Should you be older, the Money Back Benefit will pay out 20 years after commencement of the policy.