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Cancer Travel Insurance

We provide travel insurance for cancer patients to hundreds of people a year. The unfortunate reality is that 1 in 2 of us born after 1960, will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. Many forms of cancer are treatable and survival rates are always increasing, but, in the meantime, we want to make travel insurance for cancer patients, at all stages, as accessible, affordable and easy to obtain as absolutely possible.

Can I get travel insurance if I have cancer?

In short, yes you can. If you are looking for travel insurance for cancer sufferers, you should look for a medical travel insurance specialist. Cancer patients or survivors can get travel insurance using our quick and easy screening process. We provide hundreds of policies a year, all suited to cover multiple types of cancer and other medical conditions.

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What cover is available when travelling with cancer?

All of our policies are able to cater for medical conditions. We are medical travel insurance specialists, after all.
Travel insurance for cancer patients or survivors will include:

  • Up to £10,000 in case of medical emergency if you need emergency medical attention including public hospital benefit, emergency replacement of prescription medication and mobile and disability equipment
  • Up to £5,000 cancellation and curtailment cover
  • Cover for both outbound departure and connection
  • Up to £2,000 for lost, stolen or damaged possessions
  • Cover for loss and theft of cash and passport
  • Up to £2,000,000 for personal liability
  • Up to £50,000 for legal advice
  • Depending on the cover level chosen

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Declaring medical conditions on travel insurance, for cancer patients

If you need to declare cancer on your policy, as well as any other medical conditions, you can do so using our relatively quick and easy screening process. Travel insurance for cancer sufferers and patients is available by following a short (in comparison to other screening systems) set of questions, related to your condition(s). All of the information that you share with us is entirely confidential and will never be shared with third parties.

How does cancer affect travel insurance?

As with all medical conditions, screening for cancer may mean you see a slight increase to your premium. This is to account for the added risk that comes with travelling with a medical condition. Fortunately, we pride ourselves on offering very competitively priced premiums, meaning that if we are able to offer you cover, it will be affordable and you’ll have a the option to choose from 3 great cover levels: Basic, Standard and Premier.

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Top tips for travelling with cancer

When travelling with a medical condition you should always consult your doctor first, as they will advise on whether they believe you are fit to travel. Your GP can also advise on any countries that you might do better to avoid – this is very important, especially if you have been undergoing treatment as your immune system might not be as strong as it usually is.

Your GP might recommend vaccinations, these are crucial for any traveller but may be even more so in your case. Many forms of Cancer treatment effectively weaken the immune system, leaving you less able to fight infection or viruses. If you have a weak immune system your doctor may not advise that you have live vaccines, as these can cause infection in people with weakened immune systems, instead you may be given inactive vaccinations, if any.

Travel insurance cancer policies, as with all Get Going policies, offer cover for replacement of emergency prescription medication. Regardless, always make sure you pack all of the medication that you need and carry this in your hand luggage, this should reduce the risk of it getting lost or stolen during transit!

Always travel with the correct travel insurance! Getting travel insurance with cancer shouldn’t cause any stress or be too difficult to get. Run a quote with our quick and easy screening process, if we can cover you, you’ll have access to 24/7 emergency assistance while you travel.

Call your airline and inform them of any special circumstances. Airlines can be very accommodating and may let you board early to avoid the rush. It may also be a good idea to travel with a note from your GP that explains your situation and states that you are okay to travel.

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