D I D Y O U K N O W ?
- 15 % of the population use Private Sector Health: they are served straight away upon diagnosis.
- 85% of the population use Public Sector Health have to wait…
Women in Private Sector care have access to the entire ‘basket’ of services:
- All forms of treatment
- Supportive care
- Breast reconstructive surgery
- Breast prostheses
- Lymphoedema service
This is, however, not always the case for the Public Heath Sector.
Saying that, even women in the Private Sector can miss out on receiving full cover from their medical aids for their actual cancer diagnosis and all associated treatments if they don’t carefully inform themselves by making sure to read the FINE PRINT of their policies! If they don’t thoroughly know the conditions of their medical aid policy, they will end up joining the treatment queue with their sisters in the Public Health Sector.