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Life insurance for cancer patient

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If you notice an error or are in doubt, please send a new question by email or ask for an update. Email

Q: I have been diagnosed with melanoma cancer. What are my life insurance options?

A: Everyone is eligible for some type of life insurance but the price of insurance is based on your life expectancy and not every policy is appropriate for every person. It probably does not make sense for you to be buying life insurance right now but there are better insurance options and other important financial issues that demand your attention. You have serious financial decisions to make now. Posing casual questions on the Internet about buying life insurance is not the best approach. You want to a comprehensive approach to your estate concerns. If you do not already have a trusted local financial adviser who will help with these issues, then make an appointment through OnlineAdviser as soon as possible to discuss your plans and options.


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