Life Insurance for Survivors
This is my story. Can you relate to this?
My primary care physician referred me to a local urologist after my PSA results had gone from 1.65 to 2.27 (well within the normal range) within a span of one year. The urologist performed a biopsy in his office and 10 days later I got the call. I will never forget that moment. It was 3:30 on a Monday afternoon and I was sitting at my desk... It was prostate cancer! I remember feeling helpless and hopeless. How was I going to break the news to my wife and kids? That evening was a difficult one. I thought to myself, “I may have Cancer but Cancer doesn’t have me!”
Well, my wife and I decided to do our homework and learn about prostate cancer. We spent hours on the internet evaluating treatment options. Finally we decided on 38 treatments of External Beam Radiation (IMRT) followed by Brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants). My treatment period was October through December of 2006. I chose to be treated at a Cancer center in Florida that specializes in treating prostate cancer. My doctor is well known and has an excellent reputation... Since the treatments, my PSA level has dropped to a very low level and is on target. (Good news).
Well, as luck would have it, in the spring of 2007, I noticed a lump on the right side of my neck. I didn’t think too much of it because there was no pain or other symptoms. I went to my primary doctor and he recommended a CT guided needle biopsy.
The result was positive for Squamous cell carcinoma. Needless to say, I was shocked! The cancer was confined to the right base of the tongue and was at an early stage. Again, I did my research and decided to undergo 7 weeks of radiation with concurrent chemotherapy from February through mid April. My follow up PET scan in May was favorable but because one of the lymph nodes was suspicious I decided to have neck surgery in July and had several lymph nodes removed. The pathology on the lymph nodes was negative for cancer! Again, great news! I am on the mend and feeling better every day and working full time.
So, my message to you all is that Cancer is not a death sentence like it used to be. Early detection and good science is the secret to successful treatment. Listen to your body and do not hesitate to see your doctor if you see or feel anything suspicious or your not feeling good.
My name is Steve Bazzano and I am a cancer survivor. Cancer has forever changed my outlook on family, friends, faith and profession. I am fortunate to have an excellent prognosis and hope for a long and healthy life. I am the President of a well established insurance agency. This issue of life insurance for cancer survivors is so important to me that it transcends business as usual and has become a very personal matter to me, and, will help me heal as well.
If you would like my help, please complete the questionnaire and submit it to me. If you wish, you can call and speak to me personally toll free at 1-877-875-2555 - 9 am to 5 pm EST, Press 0 and ask for Steve. I have access to more than 30 life insurance companies and I will work hard to get you the best offer available.
I wish you a long, happy and healthy life!