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Combined Insurance Encourages Consumers to Assess Insurance Plans and Protection During Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Date:11/18/2008

Leading Provider of Supplemental Insurance Offers Cancer Policies to Help Offset Some of the Costs Associated With Treatment

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 18, 2008 -- November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Combined Insurance, a leading provider of supplemental insurance, encourages consumers to consider the financial impact that lung cancer could have on themselves and their family. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States among every ethnic group.

That makes Lung Cancer Awareness Month an opportune time to increase attention to lung cancer issues. The vast majority of lung cancer cases fall into one of two categories: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, which is the most common type, and Small Cell Lung Cancer. Surprisingly, more than 60 percent of new cases are people who have never smoked or are former smokers, many of whom quit decades before. One in five women and one in twelve men diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that since 1987, more women have died each year of lung cancer than of breast cancer, which had been the major cause of cancer death in women for more than 40 years. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 100,000 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008 and more than 71,000 women will die from this disease in the United States.

Cancer Costs Will Continue to Rise
"The American Cancer Society reports that approximately 67 percent of total cancer-related costs are non-medical and that lung cancer is among the most expensive cancers to treat. That's why having a

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