Estimated number of new cancer cases diagnosed in Australia in 2019
Chance of surviving at least five years after a cancer diagnosis.
1,000,000+Over one million people in Australia are living with or have lived with cancer
Skin cancers make up around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers in Australia
Cancer programs and support
Get help to quit smoking
We cover services like quit smoking programs under the Health Management limits of our Extras and package cover. You can also claim for Nicobate or Nicorette gums, inhalers, sprays and patches under the same limit, so long as you have a fully-itemised receipt. Depending on your level of cover, you can also claim for hypnotherapy by a recognised hypnotherapist. Get help to quit now.
Multi-disciplinary cancer support at home
Care Connected’s cancer support program can help members with Hospital or package cover to maintain physical wellness and manage typical side effects like fatigue and loss of strength. You’ll get your own care team who work with you on a program that suits your needs. Consultations take place over video call, which means no more driving to and from appointments and sitting in waiting rooms. Get the support you need to get back to the activities you enjoy.
Chemotherapy at home
Did you know you may be able to have chemotherapy at home? If your doctor confirms that you are a suitable candidate for chemo at home, trained nursing specialists can administer many treatments safely in your own home. Some chemotherapy treatments and some immunotherapies are covered under CBHS Hospital cover.
Read more about our Hospital Substitute Treatment program.
Cancer screening programs
If you’re eligible, many cancer screening programs are covered by Medicare. If you’re not eligible, you can claim for cancer screening programs under the Health Checks limit on CBHS Hospital and Extras cover. Early detection improves your chance of getting successful treatment, which can increase survival rates.
Check your policy for details or view CBHS Hospital and Extras cover.
CBHS has partnered with SkinVision
Routine checks are crucial for the early detection of skin cancer. If caught early, the chances of successful treatment are estimated to be as high as 95%. Right now, CBHS is offering access to the SkinVision digital phone app skin check until 31 December 2020. Get accurate, private and easy-to-use skin checks, from the comfort of your own home.
All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified healthcare professional.