Travel insurance

Hi can anyone please advise me of holiday insurance company's that deal with cancer patients? I was diagnosed with Figo stage 4b poorly differentiated adenosquamous carcinoma of the cervix on 22.10.20. I have had radio and chemo and am now on a drug trial and my cancer has stayed stable for the last 6 months. Thanks Louise xx

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the online community

    As you have probably found it can be more difficult to find reasonably priced travel insurance when you've had a cancer diagnosis.

    I don't know if you've had chance to look through the 'recommended travel insurance' thread yet, as it's where the majority of recommendations from other forum members are. If not, clicking on the link I've created will take you straight there. You might also want to look at this thread as it includes a link to a Travel Insurance Directory.

    I've recently taken out a single trip policy to cover both my husband (non-cancer) and my (cancer) pre-existing conditions with a company called Payingtoomuch.com for what I felt was a very reasonable price.

    Lots of people here recommend that it's best to phone the insurance companies rather than try and do online quotes as often at the end of the online quote it will tell you to phone the company and you'll then have to go through all the information again. Also sometimes the broker can refer to the underwriters to see if they would provide cover when an online quote might just give you a straight refusal. 

    Make sure that you have all the information to hand about your diagnosis and treatment before contacting the insurers. This is a list of things an insurance provider might want to know when you're applying for insurance. Some providers might ask for a letter from your doctor saying that you are well enough to travel. This could come from your cancer team or GP.

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