- On May 31, 2017
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Everyone knows someone affected by cancer, but did you know that it isn’t one disease but more than 200 types? Most types are named after where they occur in the body, like prostate or breast cancer. Others have scientific names, like leukemia, and some types are named after the person who discovered them, like Hodgkin lymphoma.
In 2016, there were an estimated 202,400 new cases of cancer and 78,800 deaths from cancer.1 More than half of the cases were prostate, breast, lung and colorectal cancers. There is some good news, though. With advances in research, care and treatment, 60% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least five years after their diagnosis.
Also, one-third of all cancers can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and being active. That means:
- eating less fat, sugar, red meat and processed foods
- eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains
- participating in regular physical activity and
- not smoking.
In addition to cancer treatment and prevention, preparing for the possibility of a cancer diagnosis should be considered. It may be surprising to know that 75% of Canadian households would have difficulty paying their living expenses if a primary wage earner were to die, but only 68% have any life insurance at all.2 And as more people are surviving cancer, a diagnosis can result in financial hardship due to months of lost income and out-of-pocket costs not covered by government or private health care plans.
Hudson’s Bay Financial Services is proud to team up with Canada Life to offer you Term Life and Critical Illness Insurance. No medical exam is normally required and coverage is as low as $6.843 and $4.254 a month, respectively. Coverage can help you make a difference in you or your loved one’s life if you have to battle critical illness.
With a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and affordable group rates, there’s plenty of reason to get a no-obligation quote. Plus, you can earn 1,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points for getting a quote, 2,000 Rewards points upon enrolment and 4,000 Rewards points annually when you continue to renew your coverage.5
1 Information and statistics are sourced from the Canadian Cancer Society at cancer.ca.
2 2013 Canadian Life Insurance Ownership Study, LIMRA.
3 Price quoted is for a benefit amount of $50,000 for a female non-smoker between the ages of 18 and 25.
4 Price quoted is for a benefit amount of $25,000 for a female non-smoker between the ages of 18 and 29.
5 Offer valid when you use a valid Canadian credit card to pay your premiums. Each Hudson’s Bay Rewards points offer is limited to one Rewards account per household. Rewards points are issued within four to six weeks of payment. This offer cannot be combined with other offers and may change without notice. Term Life and Critical Illness Insurance for Hudson’s Bay customers is arranged for by Hudson’s Bay Financial Services and underwritten by The Canada Life Assurance Company.