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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month - Here's our Guide to Cancer Travel Insurance

01/11/2019

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

and we know that if you, or anyone you know has been impacted by cancer, the challenges that come with this can seem overwhelming. Getting covered for your holiday shouldn’t be one of those challenges.

We’ve pulled together a practical guide to give you all the information and reassurance you, or your loved ones, need when planning your holiday

A guide to cancer travel insurance

Hundreds of people living with cancer have booked their travel insurance with us, in fact many cancer support groups signpost us to their members. The condition does not automatically prevent you from travelling. But if you're unsure, speak to your doctor before paying for any flights, hotels, or travel insurance.

 Can you get travel insurance if you have cancer?

Yes, it is possible to get travel insurance if you have cancer. While it is not guaranteed (it depends on the severity of your condition), most cancer patients should be eligible. Cancer travel insurance is offered by a number of specialist travel insurers. We work closely with these insurers to ensure you get the best deal on travel insurance for people with cancer.

Travel insurance for cancer is designed to protect you should cancer or the medications you take for it cause you any problems on holiday. It can cover you if you have to cancel your trip, require emergency medical attention abroad and for the costs to get you home.

We urge travelling companions to be insured on the same specialist cancer travel insurance policy so that they too can claim if their holiday plans are affected.

Travel insurance for cancer patients undergoing treatment

We work with a range of travel insurers that specialise in covering pre-existing medical conditions and many offer cover to cancer patients.

It can be difficult and more expensive to obtain travel insurance while you’re undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy. By speaking with us we can offer assistance and advice as to how to get the right cover at a reasonable premium.

Travel insurance for cancer patients in remission

 If your doctor has advised you that your cancer is in remission, then this may have an impact on your travel insurance policy.

In all likelihood, you will still need specialist cover – but this depends on who the insurer is, and how long you have been in remission for. Some insurers will insure a patient who has been in remission for 3 months, whereas other insurers might refuse to cover you until you’ve been in remission for more than three years.

Cancer patients in remission are considered to be a lower risk than those who are not, and this will be reflected in the cost of your insurance policy.

But do still disclose the fact that you have previously suffered from cancer and again we can guide and assist

Travel insurance after cancer

 For those who have had cancer and remain in complete remission for a number of years, there are lots of travel insurance options available.

However, even if you’ve been told by your doctor that there are no longer any traces of your cancer, you still need to declare it.

Most insurers require you to tell them if you have EVER had a cancerous condition, but just because you are declaring your cancer does not mean that your premium will automatically be loaded.

When applying, you will be able to disclose what type of cancer you had, and how long ago it was, amongst other things.

The insurer will then take this information into account when giving you a quote. If they feel there is absolutely no risk of you claiming due your history of cancer, you won’t be charged extra.

 Can you get travel insurance with terminal cancer?

 As always, the specifics of your condition will determine what sort of policy you will be able to get, and how much it will cost.

It’s isn’t a guarantee that you’ll be able to buy travel insurance for terminal cancer – but it’s possible. Answer the questionnaire honestly, and in as much detail as possible, to ensure you’re properly covered.

Which types of cancer are covered?

 We’re confident we can find you a good cancer travel insurance plan, regardless of the type of cancer you have. Our insurers carry out regular reviews with cancer specialists and just recently we have seen premiums reduce and acceptability increase for many cancers due to the advances being made by the medical profession.

Applying online for cancer travel insurance

 You may wish to apply for travel insurance with cancer using our online medical system. Here you will be asked questions about the specific type of cancer you’ve been diagnosed with.

If your cancer has spread to any other areas of the body, make sure to declare the primary cancer (where it started) first.

You will then be guided through the medical screening process accordingly, leading to questions about the secondary.

It’s also possible you will also be asked if you take strong painkillers. This refers to patches, Tramadol and anything Morphine based – if you’re not sure, please consult your doctor.

It’s important you answer these questions correctly so that you can be issued with a policy that covers you properly.

 But many people prefer to call us

 For most of our clients, the reassurance of being able to speak to someone and discuss their treatment and options is important. That is why we welcome callers. In fact, by calling us you’ll often find that you’ll get a cheaper policy or better terms than the online system. But even if you don’t you have the peace of mind in knowing that the screening process has been carried out for you by an experienced advisor who understands the questions. Plus we can guide and assist in getting the best cover for your demands and needs

 

Travelling with cancer – getting advice

 Before booking a trip it’s wise to confirm with your doctor that you’re fit to travel. 

This article about Travelling with Cancer on the NHS website offers helpful information about air travel and things to consider such as vaccinations and travelling with medication.

 


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This product is provided to Travel Insured by Ancile Insurance Group Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - no.471641. By clicking the box at the foot of this page, you will be taken to our dedicated travel insurance site provided by Ancile Insurance Group Ltd where you will be able to get a travel insurance quotation and view full policy information. The quotation you will obtain is provided on a non advised basis which means that no advice is given or implied and you are solely responsible for deciding whether the policy is suitable for your needs. Contact us if in doubt or if you require advice.

This insurance would meet the demands and needs of someone who wishes to insure their trip away from their home for cancellation costs, medical expenses and other specific risks required for that trip according to their individual circumstances..

If you experience any problems when using the site, contact us on 0845 850 1066.

I have read and understood the above detail.

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This insurance would meet the demands and needs of a business which wishes to insure business trips away from the UK for cancellation costs, medical expenses and other specific risks required for that trip according to their individual circumstances..

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