Breast cancer still biggest cause of CI claims - Aegon

Group paid £56m in last decade

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"The need for practical and emotional support can be a more immediate priority" - Aegon UK's Simon Jacobs
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"The need for practical and emotional support can be a more immediate priority" - Aegon UK's Simon Jacobs

Breast cancer was the single most common cause of critical illness (CI) claims in 2017, accounting for 15%, according to Aegon figures, while a quarter (26%) of its CI cancer claims were for breast cancer.

It paid out £5.4m in breast cancer critical illness claims in 2017 and the average age at claim was 48 years, with the youngest being just 30 years old. Aegon also said it has paid nearly £56m to just...

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