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Beware of Cancer! Check Your Symptom!

Cancers are deadly disease because some cancers are asymptomatic or have unclear symptoms in early stage such as colorectal cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, etc, which the symptoms show in final stage. Importantly, cancers are the top deadliest disease in Thailand. According to the cancer record in Thailand by National Cancer Institute, it reports that there are new 140,000 cancer patients/year or around 400 patients/day due to risky factors such as environment, changing lifestyle and genetic contribution. Moreover, medical expenses are very expensive. Getting Cancer Insurance before having the diseases will let you live your life without worry. 

●    What Causes Cancer?
●    Warning Signs of Cancer 
●    Cancer Prevention
●    Cancer Diet

What Causes Cancer?

What Causes Cancer?

Causes of cancers might not be clear because we all have different lifestyles as well as environment or genetic contribution. However, if you know that you have risky behaviors, you should start adjusting behaviors. There are many causes of cancer such as:

●    Age, genetic contribution, hormonal imbalances
●    Eating behavior such as having grilled meat and high-fat foods, drinking alcohol, not eating fresh vegetables or fruits
●    Smoking 
●    Stress, immunodeficiency
●    Viral, bacterial, parasitic infections
●    Fatness, no exercise

Warning Signs of Cancer

Warning Signs of Cancer

Some cancers are asymptomatic such as colorectal cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, lung cancer or other cancers which the symptoms show in final stage. Moreover, medical expenses for cancers are dramatically expensive. Therefore, please observe your health and be informed of warning signs of cancer.

●    Abnormal or changing excretory system such as black stool or hematuria
●    Chronic wound
●    Dysphagia, heartburn, abnormal digestive system
●    Abnormal bleeding
●    Having lumps
●    Changing moles, warts
●    Abnormal conditions such as chronic cough, coughing up blood or hoarseness

Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention

Starting with yourself because your behavior is a factor of having cancer. Some small habits might increase cancer risk. Let’s see the prevention.

●    Eating all 5 food groups, various vegetables and fruits, focusing more on grain foods and high fiber foods, and reducing high-fat foods
●    Not eating expired foods or foods with fungi
●    Avoid eating grilled and fermented foods
●    Stop smoking and drinking alcohol
●    Wearing facial and body sunscreen if you have to stay outdoor for a long time, or avoid sun exposure  
●    Have enough rest and regular exercise
●    Drinking enough water 
●    Avoid pollution, smoke, chemicals, toxic substance

Cancer Diet

Cancer Diet

Regardless of diseases, proper diet and avoiding unhealthy foods are significant, especially for cancer patients that must have enough healthy foods in each day. The following foods should be avoided.

●    Processed or fermented meat such as sausage, ham, bacon, Chinese sausage, fermented pork since they have Nitrosamine that causes cancers
●    Raw or half-cooked foods which you might be easily infected and they might cause enteritis or diarrhea 
●    Fermented foods which are undergone many processes to keep shelf life longer and chemicals might be included; if you eat them regularly, such foods will increase cancer risk.
●    High-fat foods because unhealthy fat causes cholesterol that effect your body which is one of the factors of cancer  
●    Spicy foods because cancer patients are sensitive and such foods might irritate gastrointestinal system
●    Thermally processed foods
●    Alcoholic beverage

Since we are surrounded by cancer risks, we have to take care of our health and observe our bodies as well as getting annual checkup as to mitigate risks of having cancers such as colorectal cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma or other cancers. But, if you want to be more confident, the cancer insurance – Care Plus Coverage from Muang Thai Life Assurance will make you feel at ease. This insurance product will be responsible for medical expenses of cancer in all stages, advanced treatments such as targeted therapy, immunotherapy and stem cell transplantation as well as IPD and OPD with coverage worth 5 million Baht per year and premium is less than 8 Baht* per day.

✔️Cover medical expenses for cancer and chronic renal failure in all stages including IPD and OPD with coverage worth 5 million Baht per year*

✔️Able to choose either cancer or chronic renal failure coverage. Special! If you choose both diseases, premium will reduce by 10%.

✔️Cover advanced treatment for cancer and chronic renal failure such as targeted therapy, immunotherapy, stem cell transplantation, hemodiafiltration and kidney transplantation, etc.

✔️Additional coverage for expenses of mental health consultant, room, drug, treatment since the beginning

✔️ No worry! Cover recurrence; application entry age is from 30 days old – 80 years old and coverage is provided until the age of 99.

Purchase today for premium payment installment of 0% interest for up to 6 months, or credit cash back of up to 13%.

Additional details

☑️ Tel. 1766, available 24 hours

☑️ Contact life insurance agents or Kasikornbank branches

*For 35-year-old healthy male insured who chooses cancer and chronic renal failure coverage with coverage plan of 5 million Baht and annual premium payment mode

●    Medical service fee for treatment of cancer and/or chronic renal failure; coverage payment for the treatment is as specified by the Company.
●    Coverage period of the rider must not exceed coverage period of life insurance policy that this rider is attached to.
●    Premium is eligible for tax deduction according to the Revenue Department.
●    Underwriting is subject to the Company’s rules.
●    Conditions are as specified by Muang Thai Life Assurance PCL and the bank.
●    Conditions are according to medical standard and necessity.
●    Please study details of coverage, conditions and exclusions before making a decision to apply for insurance.

Sources:  Searched on 24/07/2023

🔖 National Cancer Institute

🔖 Paolo Hospital

🔖 Targeted Therapy Cancer Center

🔖 Phyathai Hospital


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