Life Insurance After Skin Cancer

 In Blog, Life Insurance

Each year, there are more and more cases of skin cancer in the US than any other type of cancer. It’s a growing concern, especially with all the information that is available to us. Somehow, once we come out from the cold shadows of winter and step out into the bright sunlight, we all throw common sense to the side and let our naked skin soak up some rays. For the sake of your life, those who love you, and your insurance provider, put on some sunscreen!

Life insurance after skin cancer

Wear a sunhat and plenty of sunscreen, and avoid direct sunlight between 10 am – 4 pm.

Skin cancer facts and statistics

According to, there are:

  • Over 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer in the US annually.
  • More new cases of skin cancer than breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer combined.
  • In the last 30 years, more people have had skin cancer than any of the other cancers combined.

This means one thing: we’re not wearing sunscreen, and we’re not avoiding the high-intensity sun hours from 10 AM – 4 PM. Yes, we realize that is practically the whole day, but isn’t it better to respect the awesome (and health-compromising) power of the sun than risk skin cancer?

Skin cancer and life insurance

No doubt, a diagnosis of skin cancer is a terrible scare for anyone, and if you don’t already have life insurance, this is the type of incident that will lead people to check their options. The silver lining is that you can still get life insurance even after the diagnosis.

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Up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can get through the clouds, so don’t be fooled into not wearing protection on cloudy days.

Of course, depending on the type of skin cancer you have (or had), the type of policy that you qualify for may vary.

Life insurance from an independent agent

To get a complete overview of all of your options for life insurance and what type of policy is best for you, your lifestyle, and your family, an independent insurance agent can help you sort through many insurance providers to get your the best coverage.

Talk to an agent today and remember to wear sunscreen and stick to the shade whenever possible!

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