Travel insurance

Have you had difficulty getting travel insurance after a cancer diagnosis? Or have you managed to find a reasonable quote? Join this group to share experiences and talk to people who understand what you’re going through.

the nightmare that is travel insurance

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Hi folks a bowel cancer sufferer here looking for travel insurance for end September. Any pointers or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi and welcome to the online community

Unfortunately, it can be more difficult to find reasonably priced travel insurance when you have had a cancer diagnosis.

I don't know whether you've looked through the Recommended Travel Insurance thread yet as it's where we try to keep recommendations from other forum members who have obtained travel insurance. Clicking on the link I've created will take you directly to it if you haven't seen it. 

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 do hope that you can get insurance and enjoy your trip


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Hi Blackcountrydude,

I have pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed after secondary ovarian tumour removed. I had murders getting decent last minute insurance as travelling on Weds.  Price quoted for my family of 3 ranged from £1,700 to £2,900!!

Decided to call Boots insurance and was taken through the usual checks and medical disclosures.  Quoted between £154 and £193, dependent on gadget inclusions!  Obviously no brainer for me as this so much cheaper than everywhere else. 

Try them out, costs nothing for a quote.