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Men whose partners have breast cancer may want to take out their own sickness insurance in case they're struck down by mental health issues.
This comes after a Danish study found that these men have a 39 per cent greater chance of needing hospital care for mood problems than men whose partners are healthy.
Professor Christoffer Johansen, who led the study, remarks that "a diagnosis of breast cancer not only affects the life of the patient but may also seriously affect the partner."
This opinion was supported by Macmillan Cancer Support, which notes that patients' partners should seek support if the illness is causing them stress or depression.
In case the partners need time off work to care for their partner or look after their related mental problems, they may want to consider sickness insurance to lighten the financial stress.
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