freephone 0800 862 0373
Sign in to view your quotes
Email address:
Password or PIN:

Forgotten your password? Reset it here.

More women to require private medical cover treatment for lung cancer?

Published on 30/11/2010
A greater number of women could be requiring treatment for lung cancer through their private medical cover provider, new research has suggested.

According to a study published by the South West Public Health Observatory, while rates of lung cancer in men are falling, the disease is becoming increasingly prevalent in women.

Figures reveal that the number of women suffering from lung cancer in England increased by ten per cent between 1987 and 2006, rising from 32.3 cases per 100,000 to 35.4 per 100,000 over the 19-year period.

In comparison, among men, the rate of lung cancer fell from 70.4 per 100,000 in 2000 to 59.4 per 100,000 in 2007 in the UK.

The report points out that most of the campaigning to give up smoking during this time has been focussed on men.

Dr Paul Beckett, chair of the British Thoracic Society advisory group on lung cancer, said: "Lung cancer is one of the UK's biggest killers and we really need to focus on reducing rates across all groups in society.

"Clearly, targeting cigarette smoking is key to achieving this but it's also very important to catch the disease early. I'd urge anyone who is worried about symptoms such as cough and breathlessness to visit their GP and to consider getting a chest x-ray."

It follows a recent report from the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, which claimed NHS services for treating lung cancer remain "insufficient" with wide variations in quality and outcomes in different parts of the country. 
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2010


Categories:  Health
More women to require private medical cover treatment for lung cancer?A greater number of women could be requiring treatment for lung cancer through their private medical cover provider, new research has sugges    tweet it on twittershare with your friends on Facebookshare with your friends on MySpaceBlog it on your LinkedIn profile
 

No.1 health insurance broker as rated by customers

A great service from the initial call, to finalising the agreement. I would highly recommend to my family and friends.

Review centre member

Proactive, efficient, and offered me insurance I need. I would say half price I would end up paying if I did it by myself. Many thanks.

Review centre member

Excellent service. Explained everything in detail and really helped to find the right insurance best suited to my needs - which wasn't necessarily the most expensive. 

Review centre member

Good value and the advisor was very helpful and recommended the best policy for my grandson. I would definitely use this service again and recommend to others.

Review centre member

We were contacted in good time to make a knowledgable choice. We were given plenty of options with lots of information to enable us to make the right choice.

Review centre member

The service I received was excellent, the staff member was very efficient and knowledgable. She went out of her way to get the best policy for me.

Review centre member

Great service. I really appreciated the help provided by Active Quote to arrange health insurance. The agent was very informative and proactive. Many thanks!

Review centre member

I received excellent care and attention from the first phone call till the last. Friendly, efficient and patient.

Review centre member

Staff are very helpful, friendly and polite. They call back when they say they will and keep you up to date with progress. Pleasure to deal with.

Review centre member

Very polite and friendly, and gave detailed explanations of all aspects of the cover. Reassuring to know that if you do have a problem there is someone you can contact.

Review centre member
 
This site is operated by Insurance Broker ActiveQuote Ltd registered in England & Wales company number 6765845.
Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Firm reference number 501109 as detailed on the Financial Services Register. Please read our Key Facts document.
For information about your rights as a consumer visit Citizens Advice.

Our insurance comparison service is free and easy for you to use, but you are responsible for making sure all your information is entered correctly, and for choosing your insurer.

This site uses cookies in order to work correctly - these are not harmful and do not contain personal information. By using this site you consent to this. I understand  Tell me more

please wait ...