Thyroid Cancer and Critical Illness – Incidentally Speaking
The thyroid is a physically insignificant endocrine gland located in the neck anterior to the trachea. Cancer of the thyroid has historically been uncommon, yet incidence rates have been increasing dramatically worldwide over the past 20 years. A corresponding increase in thyroid cancer claims has also been observed in Critical Illness (CI) insurance over the past decade.
Thyroid Cancer - Critical Threat?
Strong arguments support cancer screening in a clinical setting, but for insurers offering Critical Illness (CI) policies it could mean they receive claims for tiny tumors that are anything but serious. Affordable access to sensitive imaging technology has the potential to drive a massive rise in the numbers of insignificant cancers being detected.