The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front base of the neck. It produces hormones that regulate heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight.
Thyroid cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in the thyroid gland. The incidence of thyroid cancer seems to be increasing as new technology is allowing doctors to find small thyroid cancers that may not have been found in the past. The most common type of thyroid cancer is papillary carcinoma and has a good prognosis, particularly in individuals less than 50 years old.
One of our A+ carriers takes an aggressive approach to underwriting thyroid cancer and in some cases, can offer Preferred rates.
Take a look at this case study:
• Female, age 43, non smoker
• Stage I papillary thyroid cancer diagnosed and treated 2 years ago
• Completes regular physician follow ups
• May qualify for PREFERRED Non Tobacco rates