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Cancer Travel Insurance

Get great premiums and cover for Cancer Travel Insurance.

If you have been diagnosed with Cancer or if you are currently in remission, it could be difficult to obtain the right level of cover at the right price. Our team of Cancer Travel Insurance experts will help you to make sure that you have the right cover in place for your trip and we aim to make the premiums affordable for you.

The Insurance Surgery has partnered with Staysure, One of the UK's must trusted Travel Insurance specialists for pre-existing medical conditions.

If you would prefer to speak to an agent call FREE on 0800 804 8193 and quote discount code of TIS20 giving you 20% off the base premium of your policy.

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We aim to provide affordable cover for ALL types of Cancer, including for people who are in remission from Cancer (including Breast Cancer, Bowel Cancer and Prostate Cancer).

Most Common Questions:

All Travel Insurance companies / providers will require you to complete a ‘medical screening’ which can be either online or by phone which will require you to complete a series of medical questions. In relation to Cancer Travel Insurance, you will be asked a variety of questions regarding your condition (see below) which you MUST complete accurately and honestly.

If you fail to disclose accurate information or if you withhold information at application stage then your cover may be invalid if you have to make a claim relating to your condition. In this event you will be forced to pay your medical expenses and bills yourself which can amount to thousands of £’s.

Travel Insurance companies / providers work on a risk based system and Cancer Travel Insurance is obviously considered to be a higher risk than a standard health policy. You may find that a high street Travel Insurance provider may not be able to offer cover at all if you have suffered from Cancer or have been diagnosed with Cancer in the past.

Our Cancer Travel Insurance experts have many years of experience in dealing with all types of Cancer and we have access to a panel of insurance providers that specifically provide cover for pre-existing conditions such as Cancer.

At The Insurance Surgery, we work with a panel of specialist Travel Insurance providers who have many years of experience and expertise in dealing with pre-existing medical conditions such as Cancer. Our carefully selected panel of specialist insurance providers are able to provide competitive cover for ALL types of Cancer.

There are over 200 different types of Cancer and we are able to provide cover for all, including the more common types of Cancer:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer

And the less common types of Cancer

  • Liver Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer

Cancer Travel Insurance Guide:

Having Cancer or if you have had Cancer in the past, it may be difficult to obtain Travel Insurance and quotes can vary drastically from one provider to another. It is important to answer all questions accurately and honestly to ensure that you have cover in place in the event of having to make a claim. Cancer Travel Insurance applications are based on a number of factors, such as:

  • Date of Diagnosis
  • Treatment (i.e. Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy)
  • Hospitalisations (usually past 12 months)
  • Other conditions (anything related or non-related to your cancer)

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These questions form part of what is called a 'medical screening process' which is how the risk for your Cancer Travel Insurance policy will be assessed and premiums are calculated. Failure to answer these questions accurately and honestly, may result in a claim being declined in the event of a claim relating to your Cancer during your trip or for Cancellation.

Getting your Cancer Travel Insurance:

Our team of experts will provide you with a selection of Cancer Travel Insurance quotes in just a few minutes, either via our website or by phone. To get your Cancer Travel Insurance quote, we simply need you to provide us with the following information:

  • Type of Cancer Travel Insurance policy you want (i.e. Single Trip or Annual cover)
  • Details of your Cancer (and any other medical conditions)
  • Additional cover options(i.e. Winter Sports or Cruise Cover)

Quote Online

We can provide you with an instant online quote for Cancer Travel Insurance by using our Quote and Apply system on our website

Speak to an expert

If you would prefer to speak to one of our team of Cancer Travel Insurance experts, then you can contact us on:

Freephone - 0800 804 8193

Telephone lines are open 7 Days a week (Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 8pm / Sat: 8.30am - 6pm / Sun: 10am - 4pm)

Once you have selected your Cancer Travel Insurance policy, we will email you your policy documents immediately to ensure that you have them ready for your trip.

Top Tips for Cancer Travel:

As with any form of foreign travel, it is important to be prepared before you travel and even more so if you have a pre-existing medical condition such as Cancer. Most people only have a small checklist, such as:

  • Print tickets / Boarding passes
  • Check passport dates
  • Pack sun cream / sunblock

If you have a pre-existing medical condition such as Cancer, then there are a few more things that you may need to consider.

Seek Medical Advice before you travel

It is important to speak to your GP, Doctor or a medical professional to ensure that you are fit enough to travel and to understand the risks involved with foreign travel.

Take sufficient medication

You should always make sure that you have more than enough medication you would need for the period that you are going to be away for. It is also advisable if you are travelling with a family member or a friend to get them to carry some medication with them in case of loss of luggage. You should also check to see whether there are any restrictions with your chosen destination on the medications that they allow.

If you are currently taking strong painkillers then you should also check whether you need a license to carry them with you.

Apply for an EHIC

You can also receive a certain level of free cover for European travel if you apply for an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) before you travel.

Apply Online: https://www.ehic.org.uk

It is also important to check what you will be covered for with an EHIC and to take out an adequate Cancer Travel Insurance policy for your trip.

Useful Links:

Macmillan Cancer Support: http://www.macmillan.org.uk
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation: https://www.roycastle.org
Cancer Research UK: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org
Prostate Cancer: http://prostatecanceruk.org

Cancer and Life Insurance

The Insurance Surgery is also a leading expert for Cancer Life Insurance so follow the link or speak to one of our team of experts on 0800 083 2829 if you require more information.

Case Study 1

  • Client: Male
  • Age: 31
  • Smoker status: Non-smoker
  • Medical condition: Testicular cancer
  • Cover date: 23rd September 2019
  • Product type: level life insurance
  • Cover amount: £500,000
  • Cover term: 30 years
  • Premium: £20.30

We were approached by this gentleman on the 5th September 2019 when he completed an enquiry on our website. Our advisor Karl then contacted him to discuss his life insurance needs and any pre-existing medical conditions that he may have. At this point he disclosed that he has had stage 1 testicular cancer 6 years ago, of which he is now clear and isn’t receiving any treatment. The gentleman then went on to explain that he was looking for £500,000 of cover over a 30-year period as well as critical illness cover to cover his mortgage and protect his family. After learning this, Karl then researched the best provider for the gentlemen and applied to one of our mainstream providers. Unfortunately, the quotes for the critical illness cover were a little over the gentleman’s budget and therefore he chose to just have the level life insurance. As a result of this, Karl managed to secure the gentleman £500,000 of cover over a 30-year period for a monthly premium of £20.30.

This is an amazing outcome as the gentleman was able to get the protection that he and his family need for a very reasonable premium, especially due to the amount of cover that they gentleman was looking for and his previous medical history. Both us and the gentleman were delighted with this result as he was able to get the protection that he needs within his budget so he knows that his family are covered should the worst happen.

Case Study 2

  • Client: Male
  • Age: 49
  • Smoker status: Smoker
  • Medical condition: Bowel cancer and depression
  • Cover date: 24th September 2019
  • Product type: Level life insurance
  • Cover amount: £15,000
  • Cover term: 20 years
  • Premium: £35.34

We were contacted by this gentleman on the 28th June 2019 when he completed an enquiry on our website. Our advisor Sam C then called him to discuss his life insurance needs and his pre-existing medical conditions. At this point he disclosed that he was looking for £150,000 of cover over 20 years with a maximum budget of £40pm, and that he has suffered from stage 1 bowel cancer, of which his last treatment was over 2 years ago. He also mentioned that he has suffered from minor depression and has also been advised by a doctor to reduce his alcohol consumption in 2010. Sam C then took all of this information and applied to one of our mainstream providers and got some quotes for the gentleman. However, unfortunately these quotes were too expensive for his budget due to the fact that his bowel cancer was so recent . Therefore, Sam C had to reduce the amount of cover that the gentleman was looking for to £15,000 so that it fit within his budget. Therefore, Sam C managed to find £15,000 of cover for 20 years for the gentleman for a monthly premium of £35.34. This is a brilliant premium considering the difficult combination of medical conditions that they gentleman has suffered from, especially the bowel cancer as that can pose a significant risk to the insurers.

As a whole, the gentleman was over the moon that we managed to find him cover, as he now has peace of mind that his family are financially protected. Furthering this, we are also overjoyed that we managed to find him cover as it can sometimes be tricky to find cover for people who have had cancer, especially if they have other medical conditions as well.

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