Early detection can mean prevention

March 2014

When it comes to breast cancer, early detection is one of the best forms of prevention. Routine breast exams and mammograms help detect breast cancer in early stages when it’s easiest to treat. When caught early, the survival rate for breast cancer can be as high as 98%.1

Three easy ways to promote breast cancer screenings to your employees:

  1. Help your workers take a big step toward good health by encouraging an annual wellness exam. While no one plans to have a serious illness, the risks are very real. In fact, 48% of U.S. workers believe it is not likely that they will be diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer.2
  2. Inform employees that their voluntary insurance policy may entitle them to an annual benefit just for having a wellness checkup. Most of these rewards come with no direct cost to your business.
  3. Increase workforce morale and show your employees you care by promoting a wellness initiative to boost employee satisfaction and retention.
Learn more about Aflac's solutions
1 National Breast Cancer Foundation (2012), Early Detection Plan, accessed on September 14, 2012, from nationalbreastcancer.org/edp.
2 2013 Aflac WorkForces Report, a study conducted by Research Now on behalf of Aflac, January 7 – 24, 2013.
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