Despite the improvements in breast cancer outcomes due to medical advancements in detection and treatments, breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer in women. Though men are not immune to the disease, statistics show that the number of deaths from breast cancer per year for men is 480 compared to 40,000 for women.
Breast cancer is one of the two most common cancers diagnosed in women (the other being skin cancer) and most life insurance brokers have encountered a client with this cancer or most certainly will. Thankfully, with the expanded awareness throughout our population, early detection of the cancer has increased treatment in early stages which has improved the odds of survival. Additionally, advances in treatment protocol have slowed the death rates.