Have you had difficulty getting travel insurance after a cancer diagnosis? This blog gives helpful updates on the travel insurance group discussions.
When you are living with cancer, getting travel insurance can be difficult - even if your cancer treatment was years ago. We want to hear positive stories about travel insurance companies from the people who know best – you.
This blog has now evolved into a new travel insurance discussion group. Please head over to the new group to share your experiences and ask for recommendations.
I generally use Insure Blue who did not penalise me for my condition. the last year or two I used the insurance through Nationwide Flex Plus Account, they did not charge me extra as I had not had any treatment for over a year. Unfortunately I had to cancel a trip to Rome with 2-3 days notice due to relapse in my condition and they paid out fine apart from taking an excess for each member of my family which I felt was strange considering I was the one that was ill. Whether they charge me extra the next time I use them I'm unsure?
Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences. With the ski season coming up, does anyone have any recommendations or positive experiences getting cover for winter sports?
Hello, I would add to ground's experience, daughter has had problems insuring herself for ten years on and off (she travels a great deal for work)
we tried a number of companies initially and got depressed as then she had active cancer. Her specialist nurse suggested excluding the cancer and so for a good few years she insured with Bradford and Bingley doing this.
after her most recent transplant her team insisted she included the cancer since post transplant can give problems ( although by now she was in remission) she had one year with Orbis, then when her annual policy came up for renewal they turned her down.
Eurotunnel were suggested, I tried for her ( she hated phoning round as it brought the whole ten years experiences back) and they gave her a really good quote since she was having no chemo, and was travelling with approval from her consultant.
My advice? Get a long list of companies and be prepared to spend time phoning round!
....and to add to this, daughter paid an extra £10 for the holiday she has just returned from, to include winter sports ( it was a week in Iceland)
....and also she always has annual worldwide cover as often trips across the pond to the USA as part of her work!
Hi everyone, just recommended all clear travel insurance by a friend. Being on the site put in my medical condition and they have agreed to insure me. In fact both myself and my husband for 12 months annual cover was £190 . Give them a go. Yvonne
Some great recommendations for annual cover and winter sports. Thank you and keep them coming...
Hi all. I used "insurancewith" when we took a 15 night cruise last April. My diagnosis was s lot worse then but they were vere reasonable, around £250.00 if I remember rightly. I have been on Tarceva for 18 months and feel really well considering I have advanced lung cancer and mets everywhere. I'm a very happy man :-)
I am afraid holidays overseas are an impossibility for me and the wife, i have recently had a relapse of Folicular Lymphoma and my poor wife has underwent a kidney transplant some three years ago . Her sister who lives in Canada was recently ill and i looked for insurance for us both well the figures were boggling the cheapest for 2 weeks was almost £2300 so impossible.
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