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Can Colorectal Cancer Survivors Get Life Insurance?

By Byron Udell | April 21, 2016

Colorectal Cancer can be successfully treated. But can you still get affordable life insurance?

Put plainly, Colorectal Cancer is a pain in the butt. (Pardon the pun.) According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in the U.S. Colorectal Cancer is a cancer that affects the colon and rectum, with tumors forming in the lining of the large intestine.

Symptoms of this cancer include: diarrhea or constipation, blood in the stool, frequent gas pains or cramps, sudden weight loss, fatigue, and nausea or vomiting. Tests for this type of cancer include a colonoscopy and checking for blood in the stool. The National Institute of Health recommends that both men and women start getting screened for colorectal cancer after age 50.

The good news is colorectal cancer is treatable with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of these therapies. It goes without saying that the earlier the cancer is detected, the better the recovery prognosis.

The better news is that you may be able to get life insurance – even if you’ve been diagnosed with colorectal cancer or are currently in recovery. Insurance carriers look at a cancer’s stage and grade to determine what insurance rate fits their parameters and criteria.

To find out more, watch this short, informative video. Howard Weissman, AccuQuote’s Medical Underwriting Expert, will tell you more about how you may qualify to buy life insurance – even you’ve had colorectal cancer.

Everyone who has ANYONE depending on them financially needs life insurance. It’s a great, affordable way to help safeguard your family’s financial future when you die. And if you think you’re going to live forever, the last time we checked, the odds of death are still 1 out of ONE. (Brilliant, right?)

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us anytime. And you’ll speak to a real person! (Amazing, isn’t it?) We take the stress out of shopping for life insurance. (How’s that for intestinal fortitude?)

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