Focus on travel insurance for cancer

Added 18/05/2012

cancer travel insurance

Many people find that once they have been diagnosed with cancer the travel insurance that they have had in place for many years will no longer provide cover for them or the cancer. is different, we understand the importance of being able to travel with the peace of mind that you have appropriate travel insurance in place, including cover for cancer. We are proud to be able to offer travel insurance cover for all types of cancer including breast cancer, prostate cancer, blood cancer, bowel cancer and all types of childhood cancers.

In 2011 we insured over 1,700 travellers with cancer and 35 different types of cancer, enabling cancer patients to take the holiday that they wanted to, safe in the knowledge that they had cancer travel insurance cover in place.

Travel insurance for recently diagnosed cancer and those still undergoing treatment

We are able to provide travel insurance cover for cancer patients who have only been recently diagnosed with cancer, those currently undergoing a course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy and those with a terminal prognosis, so long as it is more than 6 months from the date of returning from your planned trip.

Travel insurance for cancer patients in remission

We can also provide competitively priced travel insurance to people who have recovered from cancer but still find difficulty finding fair priced travel insurance.

When you are remission from cancer, you still need to declare it to your travel insurance provider. The terms and conditions on cancer travel insurance and travel insurance for other pre-existing medical conditions may vary between insurers, so you should always check whether your cancer will be covered before you buy a travel insurance policy.

At we ask you to declare cancer and any other medical conditions where you have received medication, received treatment, seen a GP or attended a hospital or clinic in the last 2 years.

This means that if you are in remission from cancer, but you still have regular follow-up appointments with an oncologist, or have seen any doctor about it, or taken any medication in the last 2 years you will need to declare the cancer when you buy travel insurance in-order for it to be covered.

Declaring that you have had cancer when you buy travel insurance does not necessarily mean that the premium will go sky high. The longer that you have been in remission from cancer the lower the price of travel insurance will be. It may only cost a few pounds extra for the peace of mind that you are fully covered.

How to buy cancer travel insurance

You can get a quote for cancer travel insurance on our website or if you prefer to talk to someone about getting appropriate travel insurance cover for cancer call us on 0844 334 0160 — our friendly team are available to help 7 days a week.

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