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  • Forum Post: USA travel

    Please can anyone help.... My husband has bowel, liver and lung cancer. It's terminal. His one wish was to take our toddler to florida, we booked the holiday and paid in full and spoke to Mia as per the recommendations but they can't cover him, because its the US, and think we will be looking...
  • Blog Post: New booklet and media coverage about travel insurance and cancer

    The winter 2013-2014 edition of our Getting travel insurance booklet is now available to order . You can also read the information on our updated web pages . If you've read previous editions, you’ll know that the booklet features a list of insurance companies that may be able to insure people...
  • Blog Post: Winter sports and travel insurance

    A white Christmas may not be on the cards; not for most of us in the UK at least. But I imagine some of you are planning to head overseas to find a winter wonderland? Perhaps not for Christmas, which is now just around the corner, but shortly afterwards in January, February or March? These months are...
  • Forum Post: Travel insurance - advice needed

    Hello Mum has metastatic breast cancer with a terminal prognosis. Her consultant suggested we enjoy the time we have together whilst she is still well and suggest going on holiday abroad. The consultant has confirmed mum is fit to fly but I have tried many travel insurance companies who just will...
  • Blog Post: Travel insurance - your views count

    As I write this blog, an electronic version of our new Getting travel insurance booklet is currently whizzing through cyberspace to print. Once we’ve printed copies, our Getting Travel Insurance booklet will be available through the usual channels: be.Macmillan Macmillan information...
  • Blog Post: Getting travel insurance: useful online resources

    If you’ve read the last two posts on this blog, you’ll already be well aware (and quite possibly tired of me harping on about!) our travel insurance information and list of travel insurance companies . So for this post, I thought it would be good to highlight some other really useful websites...
  • Blog Post: Travel insurance companies

    Many travel insurance companies say they cover people who have cancer. But your emails and calls to Macmillan suggest this cover is often unaffordable. We recently had a call from Jacqueline, who had read our Getting travel insurance booklet . Her 83-year old husband had bowel cancer more than 10...
  • Blog Post: Planning for the summer

    You might not know it from the weather, but spring officially begins today. It’s a time of year when many of us start looking ahead to the summer. And, if you’re like me, you may be starting to daydream about holidays. The daydreaming side of things is great. Unfortunately, there are...
  • Forum Post: Re: Travel insurance

    Hi Tony, I'm Libby, I work on the Macmillan website, editing the content in our cancer information section. Thank you for sharing your experience here and I'm pleased you found cover. We're always looking for people who can offer us advice about getting travel insurance. All of the...
  • Forum Post: Travel insurance

    Diagnosed with glioblastoma in November, surgery in December and having completed 6 weeks of radio- and chemotherapy, I turned my attention to booking a holiday in France with my family. i was aware that the standard cover provided by an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) would not cover every possible...
  • Forum Post: Travel Insurance - Terminal Prognosis less than 6m

    I'm wondering if anyone can help with a query I have please? My Mother in Law (to be) has terminal lung cancer, we found out back in October and were advised she has "months". The Specialist was reluctant to say how many... This is proving very hard with trying to get travel insurance for...
  • Forum Post: At last - a travel insurance company that doesn't hit you for having cancer!!

    I was dismayed back in September when I tried to get travel insurance for Mexico at Christmas – 12K they wanted – I see my onc too regularly, my secondaries are multiple, I take morphine and I have chemo – you could hear the hiss of intakes of breath – what does she expect us...
  • Blog Post: Wondering how cancer will affect your travel this summer?

    Well folks, it’s that lovely time of year again when the sun comes out and makes everything glisten ... oh wait, I just looked out the window. Regardless of the not-so-jolly weather, the holiday season is upon us. You may be wondering how cancer will affect your ability to travel this summer...
  • Blog Post: Don’t break the piggy bank

    Worried about the cost of cancer? You’re not alone. Concerns about money are among the most common issues we get contacted about here at Macmillan. And our guide to getting financial support, Help with the cost of cancer , is the most popular of all our information resources. Managing the financial...
  • Blog Post: Is our travel insurance information helpful?

    With the summer coming up, many of us our looking forward to our holidays. However, if you’re living with cancer, you may well have faced difficulties getting fair and affordable travel insurance. We get a lot of feedback on this issue, and so we understand some of the issues you face. We...
  • Forum Post: Travel insurance - USA & terminal diagnosis

    Do these words even go together?! Has anyone had any experience of getting travel insurance to the USA with a terminal diagnosis? My husband has been 'terminal' for 2 years. He's doing ok at the moment but with the word 'terminal' some of the insurers don't want to know...
  • Forum Post: FINISHED CHEMO AND PICC LINE REMOVED.... HOORAH! NOW THE WAITING GAME..?

    HELLO TO YOU ALL, MY NICK NAME IS DOLLY AND I AM SO IN NEED OF FRIENDS THAT COULD TELL ME WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT? I HAVE NO CHILDREN AFTER 37 YEARS OF BEING WITH HUB I FINALLY THINK THAT WE ARE STRUGGLING THROUGH, OTHER FAMILY HEARTACHE - AND THE LOSS OF OUR 2 OLD BORDER COLLIE DOGS AND HERE WE HAVE THIS...
  • Forum Post: Re: Advice regarding Insurance Policies and Holiday Insurance

    Hi Caroline I think any insurance such as mortgage or life cover which you have taken out before you were diagnosed has to be honoured but you probably should update them just in case. Holiday insurance is different and is a minefield. If you have existing cover usually you have to update the company...
  • Forum Post: Travel Insurance

    Hi everyone Wanted to pass on the details of this company. After ringing over 25 'specialist' travel insurance companies and receiving many no's and only one quote for over £8000 (yes, that's three noughts!!) we found InsureCancer. They have been nothing short of fantastic. They...
  • Forum Post: Re: Travel Insurance...

    Hi Paul,this may be a bit late for you as we are now into November! but I have started using www.insurancewith.com you can do everything on-line with them, but you can also call them for a quote. I have found them the most competetively priced and when you do talk to them they are really nice and understanding...
  • Forum Post: Re: Travel Insurance

    Hi I have been using www.insurancewith.com they are very reasonable and seem to know what they are talking about, I also think they do cover people with secondary's. Hope you get sorted. Tess x
  • Blog Post: Travel Insurance

    I'm going away for 4nights with my friend to celebrate my 40th and couldnt believe how expensive travel insurance is. I found a lovely lady called Laura at Insure Choice who found a company called Tokio Marine Insurance who were brilliant and I got insured for a quarter of what everyone else was...
  • Blog Post: Holiday Insurance - Cancer Patients

    My wife and I have annual travel insurance though Direct Line but pre-existing conditions are not covered. I was checking around to get some new quotes for Annual Travel insurance and these seem to be around £100-£120 but don't cover anything to do with the bowel cancer. I phoned...
  • Blog Post: Holidays and more holidays!!

    Just got back from a week in Cornwall, which was fantastic. You wouldn't believe it but Clive was body boarding in the sea with me and the boys, it was fab to see him really enjoying himself and with much more energy. He is still eating well again and says he feels fitter than he has been for ages...
  • Blog Post: Holidays and more holidays!!

    Just got back from a week in Cornwall, which was fantastic. You wouldn't believe it but Clive was body boarding in the sea with me and the boys, it was fab to see him really enjoying himself and with much more energy. He is still eating well again and says he feels fitter than he has been for ages...
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