If you drove a Ferrari would you go to Pep-Boys to get it fixed?
Well, your body is a Ferrari and where you take it to get fixed can mean the difference between life and death.
When you find out something is wrong, such as a cancer diagnosis, you want to have access to the very best treatments available on the market — even if they are expensive.
In this article I’ve outlined four of the very best cancer hospitals and research institutions in the country. These cancer hospitals are world renowned for their expertise in the cancer treatment field.
If I were to personally receive a cancer diagnosis, I would go to one of these cancer hospitals for treatment. And with the right type of insurance I wouldn’t have to worry about how to cover the cost.
#1. Mayo Clinic
To put it bluntly, these guys are really smart, and they offer one stop shop for everything related to cancer treatment. The Mayo Clinic is a world renowned cancer research institution and has the brightest minds in the business working on a cure for cancer. They specialize in a unique cancer therapy, called Proton Therapy.
With cutting edge research, the best minds in the world specializing in breast cancer, and a “one stop shop,” the Mayo Clinic is one of the very best. Receiving cancer treatment here can certainly increase your odds of survival.
#2. Johns Hopkins
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins is a little far from where we live here in Washington State, but offers some of the best cancer care in the world, especially for pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers in the world. No other institution offers as much research or results for this type of cancer than Johns Hopkins. My grandfather died of pancreatic cancer and I wish he knew about this before he was diagnosed.
In addition, this institution offers an innovative treatment called the Whipple Procedure that is one of a kind in fighting pancreatic cancer.
#3. MD Anderson
Located in Houston, Texas, MD Anderson is one of the best research institutions in the world for treating Leukemia, and blood disorders.
#4. Fred Hutchinson
Last but not least, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. These guys are some of the best in the world, and specialize in a number of cancers and diseases.
Imagine defeating cancer with just your immune system alone. That’s exactly what is happening in our bodies as we speak. But if our immune system “forgets” to fight cancer, we have a problem.
Immunotherapy gets our immune system to remember how to fight cancer and supercharges it to defeat this disease. Amazing. Lucky for us, Fred Hutchinson is on the front lines of finding a cure for cancer through this amazing treatment.
How to Pay for the Best Treatment Available If You’re Diagnosed With Cancer
Where you go for treatment can mean the difference between life and death when it comes to cancer. Yet the cold reality is that the best cancer hospitals are also expensive.
Fortunately, instead of being limited to what you can afford out of pocket (or out of your savings or retirement accounts), carrying the right type of insurance policy will mean you can receive the best treatment possible without having to worry about the cost.
Specifically, a supplemental cancer policy will enable you to not only pay for expenses outside the scope of medical insurance – such as travel to your choice of cancer hospitals – it will also pay you cash to cover the extra treatment costs (termed “indirect costs”) that won’t be covered by standard medical insurance.
This cash payout can mean tens of thousands of dollars per month, put directly in your pocket, to pay for your premium cancer treatment.
As we like to say, medical insurance pays the doctors and hospitals to keep them in business, supplemental insurance pays you to keep your family in business.
In the end, it comes down to resources. In order to receive premium care you will need lots of money, on top of your medical insurance, to be prepared for the indirect costs that will certainly present themselves if you seek cancer treatment from one of the hospitals mentioned above.
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Legion Insurance Group specializes in helping families protect themselves if the worst ever happens, including a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer is an expensive disease to fight. Fortunately, by protecting our clients with a supplemental cancer policy, we’ve helped many families avoid the debilitating medical and financial effects of cancer.
If you would like more information on how to protect your family with a supplemental cancer policy, contact us at any time.