Friday, September 7, 2007

Cancer...Did you know....?

Last Friday in New Zealand was Daffodil Day the symbol for the Cancer Society's official collection day. Did you know that:
  • About 7,500 die from cancer each year, with the number expected to increase to about 9000 by 2012 (Ministry of Health 2002).
  • In 2000, cancer accounted for approximately 29% of deaths in New Zealand (NZHIS 2004).
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death for Maori women (78% higher than for non-Maori) and the second highest cause of death for Maori men (Minister of Health 2003).
  • 1 in 3 New Zealanders are affected by cancer.
Makes you think, doesn't it?

Have a health check up and make sure your insurance requirements are up to date and appropriate for your circumstances.

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