Pandemic caused cancer critical illness claims to drop 24%

Royal London widens calls for self-checking health measures

Hemma Visavadia
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Pandemic caused cancer critical illness claims to drop 24%

Critical illness claims for cancer during the first year of the pandemic dropped 24%, according to research from Royal London.

The statistics taken last year have been recirculated to raise awareness ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), with Royal London widening its call for people to continually check themselves for early signs of cancer and raise concerns with a GP. The insurer suggested that the fall in claims could be attributed to people delaying screenings so to not burden the NHS, lockdown restrictions, or those who were categorised as vulnerable not wanting to attend check-ups. All of which contribu...

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