World Cancer Day 2024 – Cancer Life Insurance Guide
World Cancer Day takes place on the 4th of February every year and is intended to raise international awareness of cancer education and support that is needed globally. This awareness day was established by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
Since 2022, the theme of World Cancer Day has been to ‘Close the Care Gap’ for cancer patients, survivors and their families. This is an ongoing campaign to make life saving resources and treatment available to people throughout the World, no matter their circumstances or background.
If you have had cancer in the past, it’s easy to assume that you won’t be able to get life insurance or it will be too expensive. This often isn’t true, and you should speak to a cancer life insurance expert for advice about what options are available to protect your loved ones financially.
60-Second Summary – World Cancer Day 2024
World Cancer Day is celebrated globally on February 4th each year to raise international awareness about cancer education and support. It was established by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in 2000.
- The theme for World Cancer Day since 2022 is ‘Close the Care Gap,’ focusing on providing life-saving resources and treatment for cancer patients, survivors, and their families worldwide.
- Ways to get involved in World Cancer Day 2024 include fundraising or donating to cancer charities, sharing information on social media to encourage early diagnosis, and advocating for better cancer services by contacting local politicians.
- Various support services are available for cancer patients in the UK, including NHS services and a wide range of amazing charities.
- We are proud partners with the Pink Ribbon Foundation, helping to provide information and resources about insurance for those affected by breast cancer including current patients, survivors and their families.
What day is World Cancer Day?
World Cancer Day has been taking place globally since the year 2000 and always happens on February 4th. Cancer charities across the World use this day as an opportunity to raise even more awareness of cancer, to promote higher rates for early diagnosis and better treatment outcomes.
Why is February 4th World Cancer Day?
World Cancer Day is held on February 4th every year as it was initially founded at the World Summit Against Cancer in 2000, which took place on February 4th. Ever since then, this awareness day has grown bigger and bigger, with more outreach, exposure and campaigning across the globe.
This video below explains more about the current ‘Close the Care Gap’ campaign that is being run by the UICC and the importance of working together to make a difference.
How can I get involved with World Cancer Day 2024?
There are many different ways to get involved and support World Cancer Day 2024. This includes things like:
- Fundraising for or donating to any of the amazing cancer charities operating in the UK
- Sharing resources and information about cancer symptoms on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram or TikTok to encourage early diagnosis
- ‘Advocate for action’ by writing to a local politician to ask them to commit to better cancer services and support in your area.
There are even more great suggestions for how to get involved on the World Cancer Day website which you can read here: Close the Care Gap Campaign
What support is available for cancer patients in the UK?
Living with a cancer diagnosis can be extremely tough and it can also be hard for the people you care about most. There are various support services available in the UK which can offer resources and information about living with cancer – or even just a friendly and impartial person to talk to about how you are feeling.
Why do we partner with Pink Ribbon Foundation?
Iam|INSURED works in partnership with leading UK breast cancer charity the Pink Ribbon Foundation, helping to offer information and resources about insurance before, during and after breast cancer.
We take immense pride in our partnership with this incredible organisation who work hard to support people with breast cancer throughout the UK. They operate by granting trusts to other charities to help support them with all of the wonderful work that they do.
By supporting Pink Ribbon Foundation, this also lends support to the hundreds of charities and organisations who receive their grants each and every year.
Is cancer covered by life insurance?
If you were to die due to cancer and you already have a life insurance policy, your insurance provider should pay out a cash lump sum to your loved ones. This is because standard life insurance won’t exclude pre-existing conditions as a reason to claim, as long as you were honest about your medical history when you applied.
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Can you take out life insurance if you have cancer?
If you’ve received a cancer diagnosis, standard life insurance policies won’t usually be available to you, but there are often alternatives which can provide much needed financial protection for your loved ones.
If you have recovered from cancer or have a family history of cancer, this can also make applying for life insurance feel daunting or too difficult. In situations like this, it’s always best to speak to a medical life insurance expert and we have more information available in our full Life Insurance with Cancer Guide 2024.
Getting life insurance after cancer doesn’t have to be overly expensive and with the right guidance, you can get affordable and suitable cover to protect your family and your home.
For free and friendly life insurance advice, you can call our experts on 0800 009 6559 or click here.