Cancer including all solid organ cancers, lymphomas and leukaemia: the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate almost 20million adults received a cancer diagnosis in 2020. The good news is the majority of cancers are treatable and the medical industry’s ability to treat more complex cancers is improving all the time. Unfortunately, it is not only adults who receive a cancer diagnosis, each year about 300,000 children and their families are given that awful news. Should your family be one of them, having Avenue critical illness insurance will offer the peace of mind that medical expenses incurred will be covered. Your family will receive additional support during a very difficult time in the form of second opinions and counselling, should it be required.
Bone Marrow Transplants: some serious illnesses like leukaemia or aplastic anaemia cause bone marrow to stop functioning correctly. A bone marrow transplant replaces unhealthy bone marrow with a healthy version with the goal of curing the illness.
Heart valve replacement or repair: There are several reasons why a heart valve may need to be replaced or repaired including disease or a leak in the valve caused by aging or infection. In children, Avenue only covers this treatment if it is because of rheumatoid fever.
Neurosurgery: should you require surgery on your brain, the cost of your treatment will be covered. There may be a range of reasons why you or a loved one may require neurosurgery. It is required to remove brain or skull-based tumours or as a result brain trauma from a serious accident. Occasionally it is also required following a stroke or to improve serious epilepsy.
Serious epilepsy: The World Health Organisation estimates about 50 million people around the world have epilepsy making it one of the most common neurological conditions globally. The cause of epilepsy remains unknown in about half of cases.
The severity of epilepsy varies significantly. For some it can be a mild condition, easily managed with medication whereas others have a more severe form that is more challenging to manage. Avenue will cover the treatment of severe epilepsy once the diagnosis is verified by our medical team.