Getting life insurance after breast cancer can be difficult, but it is still possible. Make sure to shop around and compare rates online.


Still Lopsided

December 16th, by roos

It is now nearly two years ago since I had the mastectomy and reconstruction. I am still waiting for the breast reduction to balance me out again.

For those without health problems, a no medical exam life insurance policy is always a possibility. Why should be one submitted to a doctor's exam if they not not have to.

Untill now I have one DD cup and one C cup, which is rather annoying. I have a silicone shell, which I have been putting in my bra for the past couple of years and I have enough of it.


Diabetes Life Insurance

Decemeber 17th, by mitch

Not all life insurance policies are for those that do not have any medical conditions. There are life insurance companies that do specialize in certain medical conditions so that policyholders do not have to pay more. Policies for diabetics would be an example. Diabetic’s life insurance can be broken down into two different policies. One is for diabetics whose diabetes is under control along with limited medications. Those whose diabetes is high risk and unpredictable would be in another group.


Our Dirty, Bad Hospitals

November 15th, by roos

What can one say? The news of the last few weeks has just been horrendous.

The poor women in Portlaoise …. I know what it’s like to be diagnosed with cancer. I don’t know what it must feel like when you were first wrongly cleared of the disease, after being worried when feeling a lump, only to be told months later that you actually have it, now more advanced than when you were first tested.

Have these politicians who are responsible for this nonsense no shame? What if it was their wife, their sister, or mother? Would they brush it off like they did now?, blaming it all on one radiologist?


To MRI or not to MRI, that’s the question

October 20th, by roos

It has been written about a lot and it has been accepted by most medical professionals now: a woman who has had breast cancer should be screened by MRI, rather than mammograms on the opposite side, in order to detect a second breast cancer earlier. Because MRI ’s can show the start of breast cancer much sooner.

That’s what they do now in the US and also in Belgium, and other countries I am sure. But not in Ireland.

The first time I asked about MRI’s is when the oncologists talked about the second tumor that was found during the second operation. I asked him if they would have noticed this tumor had they done an MRI instead of a mammogram. He said, possibly yes.


Joint Term Life Insurance

September 5th, by Joe Terrier

oint term life insurance is a policy that covers multiple people instead of just one. Usually this policy will cover two people. This type of insurance is pretty standard it just involves more people. That is generally the only difference between joint term life insurance and other types of insurance. Typically, married couples are the ones who apply for joint term life insurance. This helps them to prepare for their future as well as their families. If one spouse dies, then the other and their children would be protected under the life insurance policy.


MRI scans

May 26th, by roos

I am in a research programme in the South infirmary. They are testing out some new medicine, I am not getting it, I am in the group who doesn’t take the new medicine, so the results can be compared.

The advantage of that is that I will be followed for up to ten years after start of the chemo. I get to see the oncology-research doctor every three months for the first five years, then every six months.


Ireland and Breast Cancer Treatment

May 22nd, by roos

Today, the Health Supplement of the Irish Times has the News story that Barbara Clark, the English woman who had to go to court for the right to get Herceptin treatment, praises Ireland for its good breast cancer treatment.

“Ireland leads Europe in fight against cancer, claims activist.” is the title of the article.”You’ve got so much going for your health service [in Ireland] that although it doesn’t always work, it’s still working well for breast cancer,” Ms Clark said.