Breast cancer – know your medical scheme benefits

Credits: The Council for Medical Schemes Script Newsletter Issue 13 2014

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in rich and poor countries. In 2012, breast cancer was present in 6.3 million women worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death among women with over 522 000 deaths recorded in 2012. According to the National Cancer Registry, 1 in 27 South African women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Men can get breast cancer but it is rarely diagnosed. Conditions related to breast cancer are prescribed minimum benefit (PMB) conditions. To read more, please click here.

If you are a member of a medical scheme you need to understand the concept of PMBs. For more information click here.

In memory of Yvonne October 2014