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I am not sure if you are the right person to ask here.  I have recently been diagnosed with secondary cancer (in the bone) 3 months ago and am being treated with tablets at present.  Palbo and letersole. I have bone infusions every 4 weeks.

Something wonderful has happened my partner has won a fantastic holiday to the states for two weeks which includes a cruise.  We can take the holiday or holiday voucher equivalent.  We would like to take the holiday is this going to be an issue to travel and to get the insurance we want to grab this opportunity with both hands.

Thank you

Bill - Macmillan
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Hello, IamLyn.

Thanks for posting your question and congratulations on the good news about your holiday. I’m sure that your hospital specialist team members will be very supportive of any decision you make. They are the best people to ask about the finer, medical details of how to plan for this fantastic break.

You will obviously need travel insurance just for peace of mind so that you can fully enjoy the holiday.

As an independent charity Macmillan can’t endorse any single insurance company but you may find our online community and travel insurance blog useful.

I really hope that you have a great holiday and that all goes well – Best wishes, Bill (Cancer Information Nurse)

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Congratulations to your partner on winning what sounds like a fantastic holiday!

Sometimes it can be more difficult to get reasonably priced travel insurance when a cancer diagnosis is involved. Could I invite you to join us over in the travel insurance group where you can find recommendations from other forum members of companies who provide reasonably priced travel insurance.

To join just click on the link I've created and then choose 'join this group' on the page that opens. Once you've done that look for the thread called 'Recommended travel insurance', it's usually on the first page, as it's where we try to keep all the recommendations in one place.

It is best to phone the travel companies rather than try and do online quotes. Make sure you have all the information to hand about your diagnosis and treatment before contacting the insurers. This is a list of common questions that insurers might ask when you're applying for insurance.

Some insurers will ask for a letter from your doctor to prove that they have given you permission to travel. In any case it's always best to make sure that you have checked with your doctor that it's okay to travel and that this has been recorded in your notes in case of a claim.

I hope that you have a great holiday


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