National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Bestmed’s various healthcare options have specified preventative and treatment benefits that define the cover for cancer.

The mammogram benefit is available to female beneficiaries ages 40 and above, every 24 months on Beat2 to 4, and all the Pace options. The benefit is part of your preventative care benefits meaning it is paid from Scheme risk and not from the day-to-day limits or savings.

For treatment, we provide oncology benefits applying evidence-based medicine principles and considering affordability across the different benefit options.

We have appointed the Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) for all our healthcare options as the DSP. Members on Pace3 and Pace4 have access to the enhanced ICON protocols where it is clinically appropriate whilst the other options have access to the standard ICON protocols.