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 over 700 women diagnosed with breast cancer over the last 10 years. The statistics follow a real-life account reported in the Mirror about Carole Scott, a 58-year-old single mum who received a critical illness pay-out following a breast cancer diagnosis last November. You can read about that in PA's sister publication Cover here. According to Simon Jacobs, head of underwriting and cla...
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