The insurance company may or may not check specifically for cancer; however, the application for life insurance coverage does have a question that asks about any cancer you have or have been diagnosed with in the past. The application and interview process will ask about cancer.

The life insurance company will also check with the MIB (Medical Information Bureau) and your doctors to find out if you have a history of cancer.

Do not lie on your life insurance application as your coverage may be denied if your death results from cancer which you knew about before purchasing your life insurance policy.

There are guaranteed issue life insurance policies available for people with cancer, regardless of your present or past health condition.

Learn more about how to get life insurance for people with cancer.