Women are more likely to be designated caregivers and take time off work to be at their loved ones’ side when needed. But, when it comes to their own health and well-being, it’s often the second priority.
According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.1 The emotional and physical impact of this illness will be devastating, but its financial consequences are often over-looked and can be just as serious.
Take the opportunity today to check in with yourself or the women in your life to ensure they have the right financial protection in case of a serious illness. In much the same way that you can take action to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer, there are some precautions you can take to remain in control of your finances should you face such a diagnosis. Both Disability insurance and Critical Illness insurance allow women to focus completely on recovery and even provide resources to help them find the best medical care in the world, without worrying about their finances.
See how you can
build a financial safety net (PDF, 1.5 MB) Opens in a new window. for you and your family.You can also visit the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation website External link. Opens in a new window. to read about healthy lifestyle choices that can reduce your risk of breast cancer.
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1. Source: Canadian Cancer Society, 2015