Have you had difficulty getting travel insurance after a cancer diagnosis? This blog gives helpful updates on the travel insurance group discussions.
We hope you all got the chance to enjoy some of the April sunshine. It just shows that you don't have to go abroad to enjoy hot weather!
That being said, many Community members in the travel insurance group did get the opportunity to book a holiday, and got the right insurance at the right price. You can read about some of the success stories below.
Travel insurance top tip
'The trick is to start an online quote, then phone the company saying you are struggling...you can continue your conversation with a real person and explain your issues.'
Travel and cancer information
If you're thinking of going on holiday, remember to take a look at Macmillan's information on travel and cancer before you go, to help you get the most out of your trip. Our information includes:
Visit the travel insurance group
Please keep sharing your experiences (good and bad) with us. Head over to the travel insurance group and start a new discussion.
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I was diagnosed with breast cancer Aug 17, I’ve had a mastectomy, chemo and radiotherapy and have just got insurance with Boots for 1 year multi trip including USA Canada and Carribean ( daughter off to university in USA) for husband myself and 16 yr old son for £160. I’m very impressed with the cover we all have
All done online very easy medical form to fill out
II had trouble getting a sensible quote.
Then I was told to look at insurewith.com.
I looked and found a week in Spain for me with CML was quoted at £39.50.
Tha will do me thank you.
I have used World First Travel Insurance twice now and they were so so much cheaper than any other quote - 10 days in Italy for two of us - me having had cancer that had spread and was stage 3. Have bile Salt Malabsorbtion too - £55 for ten days! My excess was £150 but really cannot complain one other quotes were in the thousands - cheers to World First.
I had breast cancer, previously, had bowel cancer last year, have had two mini strokes and a number of minor conditions. Apart from the length of time it takes me to type everything in I always get a good deal through comparison sites, this year two weeks in Spain from travelinsurance4mefical.co.uk £55
I have had trouble getting insurance for a trip to Australia and New Zealand on a cruise. Even a lot of recommended companies wouldn’t quote.
I am undergoing treatment for low rectal cancer.
I tried Insurance with and they wouldn’t touch me albeit they gave me some numbers for other companies. I tried a few including Boots Travel, Insure Cancer they would only look at me once I had completed my treatment. I tried one called free spirit oh my they were quoting £2800 and looking at the cost of the holiday if I was to cancel my holiday due to my illness I wouldn’t have got all my money back for the holiday. If I went for the next policy up they call super duper cover well you were looking at £3300.
As you can imagine I was getting disheartened and the way it was going I was thinking of cancelling before I paid the big balance which is due next month .
The last one on my list was World First insurance. Well what a difference I spent quite a bit of time on the phone and the sales advisor was very thorough with the health screening questions and covered my treatment path from start to finish. Which the path I am taking all things being well I should be complete of treatment in August and my holiday is October. I couldn’t believe the price she quoted of £283 which included a Cruise extension and a charge for medical screening. A figure over 90% cheaper than free spirit. I asked her to e mail me the quote and documentation over and I would check overnight that it met with our requirements. It did so I have purchased the insurance today.
I am not sure if some of the others we’re deeming my treatment path as 1 course of treatment which I am currently undergoing which is Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy which will be complete next Friday. I am then going to be undergoing Papillon Treatment which starts June 28.
This is one treatment path set out by my Oncologist but I am not sure if some of the other insurers are treating it as that I am currently having one treatment and then waiting for another treatment. Instead of it all been classed as one treatment path.
World First has accepted it as one treatment path.
Anyway I can now look forward to a successful treatment and a lovely holiday. In the sound knowledge that I am covered if things don’t go to plan and I have to cancel my holiday.
My mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour a Year and a half ago, it has been a very difficult time for us.
She's planning to travel to the USA for a holiday but I'm not sure where to start from. One insurer already reject her. Any suggestion would be appropriated
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